Research Associate (Postdoc) in Immune Cell Biology and Tissue Repair

Applications are invited for a 3 year Postdoctoral Research Associate post to join the laboratory of Dr Helen Weavers, within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Bristol. The project is supported by The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine. The position offers an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of young researchers investigating immune cell biology and tissue repair, and their dysregulation with age and disease.

A variety of projects on immune cell biology and tissue repair are available, following up recent findings from the team (e.g. Clemente & Weavers J Cell Biol 2023; Turley et al., eLife 2023; Weavers et al. Current Biology 2019; Thuma et al. J Cell Biol 2018). We recently discovered key pathways that maintain a healthy immune system, which prevent pro-inflammatory cells causing collateral damage to surrounding tissues (Clemente & Weavers J Cell Biol 2023). We now want to identify novel factors that promote immune health across the life-course, which could enhance healthy ageing.

The lab takes a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating state-of-the-art microscopy, advanced genetics, laser ablation, cell biology, ‘omics, biophysics, computational approaches (e.g. AI) and human genetic epidemiology. We primarily use Drosophila for unparalleled opportunities to probe the subcellular dynamics of the immune response and tissue repair live in vivo. For more information, please see our lab website https://tissueresilience.com.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Bristol, is an internationally respected hub of inflammation and tissue repair research, offers newly refurbished laboratories and a cutting-edge microscopy facility.

Further details of how to apply: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId=347101