The Division of Infection and Immunity is inviting applications for a Research Associate position to investigate circadian rhythms (effects of different times of day) on the immune system, influencing development and therapy of Type 1 diabetes. The post-holder will be a member of the Diabetes Research Group that includes research groups of Dr James Alexander Pearson, Professor F. Susan Wong and Professor Colin Dayan within the Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine.
The post is funded by the Medical Research Council, and will focus on studying the immune response at different times of day in an in vivo spontaneous mouse model of autoimmune type 1 diabetes to understand the interaction between time-of-day and autoimmunity. This is an exciting new area of investigation and will involve using genetic, molecular, cell biology, and flow cytometric approaches. Candidates should have practical experience of immunology (particularly T and B cells).
For further information candidates should contact Dr James Alexander Pearson (Pearsonj1@cardiff.ac.uk)
This post is full time (35 hours per week), available immediately and fixed term for two years. Flexible working is required due to the nature of the research.
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
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