Early Stage Researcher (PhD)

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD) in Quantitative T Cell Immunology: investigating the dynamics and lineage of T stem cell memory T cells in humans.An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Early Stage Researcher (PhD) in Quantitative T Cell Immunology in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London.  You will join a new interdisciplinary project headed by Dr Becca Asquith, carrying out experimental research on the dynamics, lineage and generation of stem cell memory T cells in humans. You will be part of the European Union funded H2020 Programme Initial Training Network, which involves Universities, Research Institutes and industrial companies across Europe. You will be one of a cohort of 15 Early Stage Researchers and will undergo training together and attend joint network-wide events. The position includes funding for home/EU PhD tuition fees.


In a cover letter, please include a section marked eligibility in which you state (1) the number of months you have worked/resided in the UK in the last 3 years (2) how many years full time research experience you have had since completing your degree


You must hold a good first degree in Biology, Biomedicine or other appropriate discipline. You must have knowledge of basic research methods and statistical procedures in immunology and experience in a research laboratory environment. Experience of flow cytometry is desirable.

The position is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme. Candidates must be eligible to be appointed as an Early Stage Researcher in the UK. You will have, at the time of recruitment, less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged.

Additionally, you should, at the time of recruitment, not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the date of recruitment). There are no nationality restrictions but the post only covers home/EU PhD tuition fees, if you are not eligible for home/EU fees and wish to undertake a PhD you must fund the difference between overseas and home/EU fees.

salary £29,663 plus benefits
job type full time
organisation Imperial College London, London, UK
department Medicine
location St Mary’s Campus, Paddington, London, UK

 Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr Becca Asquith, b.asquith@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Moe John – m.john@imperial.ac.uk  

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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