Postdoctoral Research Associate Centre for Pathogen Evolution (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
February 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Centre for Pathogen Evolution (Fixed


We invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of two years with a possibility of extension subject to project status and funding, starting as soon as possible.

The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide trials of next generation influenza and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. This position is funded by the US National Institutes of Health with a preferred start date of 1 May 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The role will be based on site in the department of Zoology, with hybrid working arrangements possible following agreement but some presence in the Department is expected for meetings and personal scientific interaction at least two days per week.

Please upload a copy of your CV (2 sides of A4 maximum) and a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum).

Interview dates: Interviews will be held between 11th and 18th March 2024 and may be conducted remotely.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for two years with a possibility of extension subject to project status and funding.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva.

Email: [email protected] Telephone: (0)1223 330117

Please quote reference PF40186 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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