- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7100621 (Ref #: MHLMR1081)
- Posting Date: May 24, 2022
Do you have a background in cancer biology, cancer immunology, immunotherapy or virology? Do you want to further your research career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to work on a project investigating virus-based treatments of osteosarcoma. The project, entitled: Oncolytic virus-based activation of natural killer cells for the immunotherapy of osteosarcoma is a joint project between the labs of Dr Fiona Errington-Mais and Professor Graham Cook in the School of Medicine. You will use a range of immunological, molecular and virus-based methods to study experimental therapeutic approaches that induce anti-tumour immunity against osteosarcoma.
Harnessing the power of our own immune systems – immunotherapy - is showing increasing promise for the treatment of otherwise incurable malignancies. Cancer-killing, or “oncolytic” viruses are increasingly used to evoke therapeutic immune responses in cancer patients, an example of which is now commonly used to treat malignant melanoma in the skin. This project, which is funded by the Myrovlytis Trust, will develop and use oncolytic viruses that kill the osteosarcoma cells and which activate natural killer (NK) cells and other components of the immune system.
You will have a background in biomedical research, specifically in cancer immunology immunotherapy, and virology and an interest in applying your expertise to osteosarcoma. You will join a team of researchers focussing on basic and applied cancer immunology.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Graham Cook
Email: [email protected]
Dr Fiona Errington-Mais
Email: [email protected]
The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award. We are committed to being an inclusive Medical School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.
As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty of Medicine & Health we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.
|Location:||Leeds - St James University Hospital|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Medicine & Health|
|School/Institute:||Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)|
|Section:||Haematology & Immunology|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Working Time:||Full time 1.0fte|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (available for 3 years due to external grant income)|
|Release Date:||Monday 23 May 2022|
|Closing Date:||Monday 06 June 2022|
The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.