Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Nutritional Immunometabolism

Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand · Translational Immunology Team


The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is New Zealand’s leading independent biomedical research institute, with a focus on breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy. We have around 100 staff committed to finding cures for diseases using the body’s own immune system.

Our dedicated Translational Immunology team investigates the impact of nutrition, and associated changes in the gut microbiome, on the development of an optimal immune system, with an aim to identify potential links with non-communicable diseases such as asthma, allergy, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our Translational Immunology team and conduct research on the fundamental aspects of nutritional regulation of the immune system, on a 2 year fixed-term basis (full-time). The perfect candidate will have extensive experience in immunometabolic regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses, in vitro and/or in vivo. This research is being conducted within the wider framework of the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (


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How to Apply:

If you would be a valuable additional to our Translational Immunology team, apply now by sending your cover letter and CV. Applications close Saturday 18 May 2019 for an immediate start. Interviews will be held throughout should the right candidate apply. Don’t wait, apply today!

International applications are welcome, and we are happy to assist with the process of Visa applications for the right applicant.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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