Postdoctoral Training Fellow - Papagiannopoulos Laboratory

Postdoctoral Training Fellows are expected to lead their own projects and collaborate within the lab and externally. The ability to work in a team is essential.

Key information

Job reference
From £38,300
Application close date
15 December 2021, 23:59 GMT
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Posted 18 November 2021
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This is a full-time, fixed term (4 year) position on Crick terms and conditions of employment.


Project summary

Much of our work focuses on neutrophils and their interaction with other immune cells. We study neutrophil biology at the biochemical, cell biological and organismal level. Our prior work identified mechanisms that enable neutrophils to drive atherosclerosis but also to distinguish between different pathogens and tune inflammation for efficient pathogen clearance

The project will involve a variety of techniques in the aforementioned areas to investigate novel roles for neutrophils in immunity and inflammation.

Postdoctoral Training Fellows are expected to lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis (both in the lab and with external collaborators) and participate in training PhD students. The ability to work in a team is essential.

Key experience and competencies

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial, in addition to the following:

Excellent scientific written skills are necessary. The applicant should have already performed interesting and conceptually stimulating work that has resulted in a first author publication or in the process of being published.

This position is funded by the laboratory’s Crick core funding, but the applicant will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.


  • PhD in immunology, infection biology, biochemistry or cell biology or in the final stages of PhD submission
  • Good knowledge and experience in immunology or biochemistry.
  • Technical expertise in biochemical, cell biological and mouse work.
  • Track record of writing papers as evidenced by publications or submitted manuscripts in referred journals
  • Evidence of data presentation at scientific meetings
  • Experience with experimental design is absolutely essential
  • Ability to work independently and also capable of interacting within a group


  • Experience in research with model biological system (mouse)
  • Experience in lymphocyte biology, cellular signalling pathways.
  • Experience in biochemistry and cellular biology