Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral Immunologist)
University of Cambridge - Cambridge

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We have a unique and exciting research opportunity for a postdoctoral immunologist in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (JDRF/WT DIL; ) owing to the recent and very rapid progress in discovering genes with polymorphisms that determine susceptibility to type 1 diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases of children.

We are keen to identify a researcher who wants to make a difference, and can apply a range of skills in immunology, gene expression and function at the molecular cellular and whole organism level, across disciplines.

You will need a first class publication record such that you would be highly competitive for a personal fellowship.

The position would be available in John Todd's laboratory, in collaboration with Linda Wicker and David Clayton, with world-class facilities and interactions in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research ( ) and the University for functional analyses, including allele-specific gene expression, multicolour flow cytometry and access to blood donors and patients (Dendrou, C., et al., 2009, Nature Genetics 41, 1011-1015). Our specific aim is to correlate disease-associated genotype with phenotype in order to investigate the pathways that determine development of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. Senior Research Associate status may be available for suitable candidates, subject to Faculty Board approval.

Applications including a CV and completed Form CHRIS/6 Parts 1 and 3 only (available at ) should be sent to Ms Jenny Newton, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Cambridge CB2 0XY. Email:

  • The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.