Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

A new opening postdoctoral associate position in cell biology is available at University of Cambridge, UK. Applications should be sent before March 15, 2019.

We are looking for two Research Associates to join the laboratory of Professor Ian Goodfellow, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke’s Hospital, starting from June 2019. The positions are part of a large programme of work funded by the Wellcome Trust to study norovirus-host interactions and builds on a recent development of an organoid culture system to study human norovirus biology. The post holder will join a diverse and dynamic group of researchers based in the Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, based at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge.

Post one will focus primarily on innate sensing and avoidance by enteropathogenic caliciviruses, including noroviruses and sdapoviruses.

The second post will focus on the characterisation of norovirus entry mechanisms, with the overarching aim of identifying molecules involved in human norovirus entry and genome release.

Essential: – Proven track record in molecular virology and/or cell biology – Proven ability to deliver research at an internationally competitive level

Desirable: – Experience in the use of organoid technology for the study of host-pathogen interactions – Experience in viral reverse genetics – Experience with CRISPR/CAS9 gene editing – Experience with proteomics

In most cases, it is expected that the candidate has been awarded their PhD but where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis or start date whichever is the later.

The post-holders should be dynamic, self-motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental research at an internationally competitive level. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of these posts include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures as outlined on the Further Information Documents.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith –

Deadline: March 15, 2019
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