Applications are invited for the position of post-doctoral researcher to conduct research on the roles of T cell subsets in immunity against SARS-CoV-2 and in the pathogenesis of COVID-19. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers investigating the numbers, phenotypes and functions of T cells in patients with mild and severe COVID-19, convalescents and vaccinees including patients with primary immunodeficiencies as part of the Trinity COVID-19 Immunology project (https://www.tcd.ie/COVID-19immunology/). He/she will study both conventional CD4 and CD8 T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 as well as those of innate T cells, including natural killer T (NKT) cells, mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells and γδ T cells and their potential as adjuvants for cell-based therapies and vaccines. The position will be based in Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St. James’s Hospital and is due to commence as soon as possible.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD with experience in cellular and molecular immunology, flow cytometry, T cell culture and/or assays of immune function. He/she will have a passion for experimental immunology and good team skills while being able to work independently.
The project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland for a duration of 22 months in the first instance. Salary €42,200, incrementing to €43,411 in year 2.
Please send your CV with a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position, along with the names and email addresses of two referees to Prof. Derek Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For informal discussion, please contact Derek Doherty by e-mail or telephone (086-3977084).