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Bacteriotherapy Research Associate

An opportunity for an experienced immunologist to work in our Gut Health and Food Safety program has arisen. The aims of the project are to identify immunological features of a healthy gut and to understand the interactions between the intestinal microbiota, mucosal immune responses and host metabolism. The research will focus on molecular products of commensal organisms that promote immune tolerance in the gut vs intestinal pathology induced by invasive pathogens. Mechanisms underlying mucosal tolerance will be determined through studies of intestinal dendritic cell and T cell subpopulations. Knowledge gained will be applied to the development of novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease.

Candidates should have a Ph.D in Immunology or Microbiology, and have experience of pre-clinical disease models, flow cytometry and molecular and cellular immunology. The successful candidate will have the ability to perform independent, high quality research and be enthusiastic for translational projects. Good communication and organisational skills are essential.

The project will be based at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, in the laboratory of Professor Simon Carding, and will be a collaboration with the Antigen Presentation Research Group at Imperial College London (Northwick Park & St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow).

Salary on appointment will be within the range £30,500 to £37,500 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a contract of 60 months.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.ifr.ac.uk or contact Human Resources, Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, NR4 7UA, UK, 01603 450462 quoting reference 1002933. As a user of the of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 13th October 2015

The Institute of Food Research is a registered charity (No 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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