Senior Immunologist II

Organization
4D Pharma Research Limited
Job Location
Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Salary
£38,000 - £40,000
Job Description

Applications are invited for the role of Senior Immunologist to join the research team at 4D Pharma Research Ltd in Aberdeen (UK). The successful candidate will provide scientific expertise and leadership to the proprietary MicroRx platform, for the early discovery of new LBPs in novel therapeutic areas. This involves characterising immunological responses to human intestinal microbes using targeted in vitro screening assays. The role will require proven expertise in a range of immunological techniques, especially in analysing cellular and molecular responses to bacteria, and the proven ability to translate these skills into robust and reliable data. The postholder will have the opportunity to engage in the wider research activities of the 4D Pharma Research team, write up results in the form of reports and publications, present research outcomes at meetings, and generate intellectual property.

 

Requirements

•          A PhD with relevant post-doctoral or industry experience (>3-4 years) in immunology or a related discipline

•          Solid experience in a range of in vitro and in vivo immunology techniques and proven expertise in immunological assay development

•          Experience with primary cell culture, co-culture assays and 3D tissue models

•          Thorough understanding of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions 

•          Highly motivated and innovative with the ability to work independently and integrate into a multidisciplinary team of microbiologists and molecular biologists

•          Good organisational and communication skills proven by previous line management and supervision experience 

About Our Organization

4D Pharma PLC is a pharmaceutical company focussed on developing therapeutics from the human gut microbiome. Live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) derived from the gut microbiome represent a new class of drugs that contain live organisms for the prevention, treatment or cure of disease. 4D Pharma is a world leader in the LBP field and currently has two clinical stage programmes (in IBS and IBD) and a strong pipeline of preclinical programmes in autoimmunity, inflammation, oncology and CNS disease.

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