Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 20, 2021


Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join a team led by Professor Ravi Gupta in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The work will be done in the brand-new building of the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID), the building provides a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary research, with state-of-the-art-facilities, located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

This position is aimed at an experienced molecular biologist to undertake research on HIV-1 integration and cellular/viral mechanisms related to this process, including drug inhibition and drug resistance.

The successful candidate will have excellent laboratory skills and strong publication record. They will also have knowledge of cell culture (cell lines and primary cells) and molecular biology of HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Candidates should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline. Candidates in the process of submitting their PhD thesis or awaiting degree conferral will be considered. In this case, appointment would be at the level of Research Assistant, Grade 5 (£27,116 - £31,406). On receipt of award, the appointee would move to Grade 7, Research Associate (£33,309 - £40,927).

Skills with purification of proteins and in vitro biochemical reactions is desirable. Bioinformatic analysis skills with knowledge of the use of a range of software tools that relate to viral and human genomics would be desirable. Use of software to build phylogenetic trees is also desirable.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Professor Ravi Gupta (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 July 2022 in the first instance.

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

Closing Date: 20 October 2021

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC28423 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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    7 October 2021

    Closing date

    20 October 2021

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