Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Medicine, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. You will join an exciting research programme focussed on the host-virus interaction and supervised by Dr Nicholas Matheson, in collaboration with Professor Paul Lehner.

The project will employ cutting-edge genetic (Tchasovnikarova et al. (2015) Science 348:1481-5) and proteomic (Matheson et al. (2015) Cell Host Microbe 18:409-23) techniques to develop and extend our recent discoveries on HIV manipulation of immunometabolism (Matheson et al. (2016) Curr Opin Virol 19:65-70). Further training will be provided as required.

You must hold (or be in the final stages of completing) a PhD in a relevant biological subject, with a strong track record in cell biology and excellent organisation, communication and teamworking skills. Expertise in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture are essential, and experience in retrovirology, cellular metabolism or human T-cell immunology would be an advantage.

If you are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we would like to hear from you. Previous publications in high impact journals are highly desirable.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nicholas Matheson ( The closing date for applications will be 31st October 2016.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st March 2021 in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016.

The interview date is to be confirmed.

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 RC09785 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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