Postdoctoral Research Associate / Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

September 23, 2022

Description

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.

For further information please contact hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

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 first instance.

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 University.

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

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Valeria Lulla (vl284@cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PK33063 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Please quote reference PK33063 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.

Department/Location

Department of Pathology, Cambridge

Salary

£27,929-£42,155

Reference

PK33063

Category

Research

Published

6 September 2022

Closing date

23 September 2022

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