Research Fellow – Institute of Immunology, University of Birmingham, UK

Research Associate/Research Fellow at University of Nottingham, UK

Research Fellow – Institute of Immunology: The University of Birmingham’s Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy is seeking a Research Fellow to join Prof. Dylan Owen’s lab. This role is funded by a 3-year grant from the BBSRC Bioinformatics and Biological Resources fund and will contribute to the analysis of single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) data. The successful candidate will work in the Institute of Immunology and be part of the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE).

Designation: Research Fellow

Research Area: Algorithmic Routines for Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy (SMLM) Data Analysis

Location: Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

Salary: £34,980 to £44,263 per annum, with potential progression to £46,974

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Hours: Full Time

Placed On: 17th August 2023

Closes: 31st August 2023

Job Ref: 102361


  • First degree in Physics, Mathematics, Cell Biology, Immunology, or a related subject.
  • Higher degree relevant to research area such as Biophysics, Bioimaging, Statistics, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence.
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques, or methods, including programming experience in Python, R, or similar languages.
  • Background knowledge of advanced fluorescence microscopy, especially single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM).
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Skill in assessing resource requirements and using resources effectively.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
  • Ability to contribute to the planning and organizing of the research program and/or specific research projects.
  • Coordinating own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.

Job Description: The Research Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Developing algorithmic routines for the analysis of single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) data.
  • Building on previous work funded by the Alan Turing Institute (ATI) to establish a public database of protein nanoscale organization in cells.
  • Contributing to the planning and organization of research programs and projects.
  • Coordinating work with colleagues to ensure efficient progress.
  • Demonstrating expertise in advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques.
  • Applying programming skills to analyze and interpret SMLM data.
  • Clear communication of complex scientific information.
  • Ensuring equality and fairness in all aspects of the work.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can download the full job description and details and submit an electronic application online by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button above or visiting the University of Birmingham’s careers website.

Contact: For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Dylan Owen at

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

Please note that the application deadline is 31st August 2023.



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