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Archive for January, 2017

Two new jobs at the Chain lab. !! Please forward to anyone who might be interested,

By regfbec, on 8 January 2017

Position  1 http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWG425/research-technician/

Research Technician
University College London – Cancer Institute / Research Department of Cancer Biology
Location: London
Salary: £34,056 to £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, UCL Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 19th December 2016
Closes: 15th January 2017
Job Ref: 1619025
A position for Research Technician is available to carry out RNAseq and T cell receptor sequencing on clinical samples for a variety of projects related to tumour immunotherapy.

The postholder will work alongside existing research technicians to help run the Pathogen Genomics Unit (PGU), a unique facility providing pathogen genomics, transcriptional profiling and T/B cell receptor repertoire sequencing. The role will involve processing samples for next generation sequencing and adapting existing library preparation pipelines for high throughput robotics. The postholder will receive training in all aspects of sample processing and next generation sequencing.

The post is funded by the Cancer Research UK Cancer Immunotherapy Accelerator (CITA) Network for twenty four months in the first instance.

Position 2 http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AWM627/research-associate/

Research Associate
University College London – UCL Division of Infection and Immunity
Location: London
Salary: £34,056 to £41,163 per annum (UCL Grade 7), inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 6th January 2017
Closes: 24th January 2017
Job Ref: 1620086
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Division of Infection & Immunity at UCL, funded by Unilever PLC, and available immediately, to work on an analysis of the T cell receptor repertoire in the context of allergic contact dermatitis.

The postholder will be supervised by Professor Benny Chain and be based in Cruciform Building. Prof Chain works closely with members of the Computer Sciences Department at UCL, to develop algorithms with which to study high dimensional immunological data sets, with a special emphasis on T cell receptor repertoire (see https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/innate2adaptive/ and www.innate2adaptive.com) The postholder will also have the opportunity to interact with other groups within the Unilever led consortium, including in-house modeling expertise within the toxicology group at Unilever.

The post is available until 31st December 2017 in the first instance. Further funding may then become available.