Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom
Postdoctoral Research Scientist: The Babraham Institute is seeking a highly motivated ERC-funded postdoctoral research scientist to join the Hayley Sharpe lab. The role involves exploring the molecular mechanisms of T cell activation with a focus on the proximal events following antigen binding to the T cell receptor. The project offers the opportunity to work with cutting-edge techniques and collaborate with leading experts in the field.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Immunology & Signalling)

Summary Table:

DesignationPostdoctoral Research Scientist
Research AreaImmunology & Signalling
LocationBabraham Institute, Cambridge
Eligibility/QualificationPhD in immunology, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or related fields
Contract TypeFixed Term (3 years)
Salary£36,100 – £43,105 per annum (depending on experience)
Hours37 hours per week
Closing Date30th June 2024


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Research Area:

Immunology & Signalling


Babraham Institute, Cambridge


  • PhD in immunology, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or a relevant subject.
  • Expertise may include research experience with immunology, signalling, cell imaging, redox biology, and/or mechanobiology of T cells.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join the Hayley Sharpe lab to investigate the molecular mechanisms of T cell activation. This involves:

  • Understanding intercellular communication and the role of metabolic and redox states in signalling.
  • Studying the generation and role of second messengers in kinase and phosphatase activation.
  • Employing cellular and molecular techniques such as mouse models, live cell imaging, flow cytometry, CRISPR/Cas9, and molecular biology.
  • Contributing to knowledge that could enhance T-cell-based therapies and translate signalling principles to other cell types.

The post-holder will benefit from access to world-class research facilities and a collaborative environment within the Babraham Institute and the wider Cambridge scientific community.

How to Apply:

Informal inquiries can be addressed to Hayley Sharpe at For more information on the work of the group, please visit: Hayley Sharpe Research.

To apply, please submit your application through the Babraham Institute’s job portal, ensuring you attach a full CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role. Applicants must hold a PhD or have their thesis submitted by the start date. Note that the starting salary is £33,500 per annum for those who have not yet been awarded their PhD.

Last Date for Apply:

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2024. However, early applications are encouraged as the vacancy may close earlier depending on the volume of applications received.

Additional Information:

The Babraham Institute is committed to promoting diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of society. The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and supports the principles of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. No agency applications please.

For further details on the role requirements, please refer to the attached full job specification.



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