Postdoctoral Research Associate / Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
Applications are invited for a vacancy in molecular virology to join a dynamic
and multi-disciplinary team studying the replication and gene expression
strategies of RNA viruses. Our team has pioneered comparative genomic
prediction, experimental validation, and characterisation of the physiological
role of several novel proteins in different RNA viruses. This project will
focus on understanding of the role of accessory proteins in enteric RNA
viruses and will be based in the lab of Dr Valeria Lulla
(https: // www. path.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-valeria-lulla), working in
collaboration with Prof. Andrew Firth and Prof. Matthias Zilbauer.
Candidates should be highly motivated, and have a track record of success in
molecular virology and/or molecular biology research. A demonstrated ability
to perform and publish high-quality research that is commensurate with their
career stage is essential. Robust technical skills in cell culture and
molecular biology and virology techniques are also essential. We also offer
the opportunity to learn new skills for personal and professional development.
The post is for a postdoctoral Research Associate (£34,308 - £42,155). Where
the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be
under-appointed as a Research Assistant (£27,929 - £31,411) until they
obtain their PhD degree.
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The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with
excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills are
required. The duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and
driving research objectives, preparing research results for
presentation/publication, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students,
delivering occasional seminars, acquiring new skills, keeping up with the
scientific literature, using established procedures and developing new
approaches, and maintaining accurate records of experiments and reagents.
The closing date is 23 September 2022.
The start date is flexible but ideally in November 2022.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2024 in the
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will
be required to undergo a health assessment.
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
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Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Valeria Lulla
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Please quote reference PK33063 on your application and in
any correspondence about this vacancy.
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encourages applications from all sections of society.
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to live and work in the UK.
Department of Pathology, Cambridge
6 September 2022
23 September 2022