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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

A Research Associate (PhD awarded or in the process of being awarded) position, fully funded by a Wellcome Trust joint investigator award to Francesco Colucci is available for a researcher to join the Colucci Team at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cambridge Clinical School, and of the Centre for Trophoblast Research.

Supervisor: Francesco Colucci, University Reader in Immunology.

We aim to decipher how Group 1 ILC subsets affect physiology and pathology of pregnancy (Filipovic et al, Molecular definition of group 1 innate lymphoid cells in the mouse uterus. BioRxiv; doi: The aim of this project is to understand how NK cells and other Group 1 ILC subsets respond to MCMV and if and how they retain memory of pregnancy.

You will work with a Team of 4 PhD students, a dedicated Research Assistant and a Laboratory Manager within a close collaboration with a Bioinformatician. You will have access to transgenic mice lacking specific subsets of Group 1 ILCs, infection models, Flow and Mass Cytometry (including Imaging Mass Cytometry), RNA-sequencing, 3D-micro-CT imaging to study fetal organ development, and other, conventional methods.

We are based at the Clinical School in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is the largest in Europe.

For more information contact: Francesco Colucci at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 16th August 2018

Interview Date: early September 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Please quote reference RI14168 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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