The Halim lab ( is actively recruiting highly talented and motivated scientists to join a vibrant and collaborative tumour immunology group within the University of Cambridge, CRUK Cambridge Institute. We are interested in understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells in regulating the immune response to cancer. Our long-term goal is to pharmacologically modulate the function of innate lymphoid cells with an aim to polarize the local immune environment towards an anti-cancer phenotype.

As a postdoctoral Research Associate in the group, you will drive your research project and establish novel in vivo and in vitro models to assess the function of immune cells in cancer, as well as study signalling pathways and downstream mechanisms using cutting edge genomic and proteomics approaches. You will join a collaborative and highly motivated team of researchers in a top ranked university and research institute. Our group is further supported by world-leading core facilities ( which researchers are encouraged to utilize to their fullest potential.

Candidates should have experience in animal (mouse) experimental procedures, isolation and phenotyping of cell subsets using flow cytometry, gene expression analysis (RNA-seq, sc-RNA-seq), IF microscopy and cell culture. Ideally you have demonstrated creative and independent work in your area of expertise. A strong background in molecular and/or cancer biology, as well as bioinformatics will be highly valued.

Applicants who wish to be considered must display the ability to undertake project management, method development, data collection and analysis. You must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop innovative experimental approaches to answer research questions, and thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively as part of a team.

The successful candidate must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in immunology and will be appointed as a grade 7 (£32,236 – £39,609 dependant on experience).

About Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has teamed with the University of Cambridge to create the world class Cambridge Institute (CI) situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. The Halim lab has several ongoing clinical collaborations with Papworth and Addenbrooke’s hospitals.

The Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and contains new state-of-the-art research facilities. (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

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The closing date is 20 October 2019, with the interview date TBC.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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Halim Laboratory
27 Aug 2019
20 Oct 2019