Laboratory Research Scientist

The Francis Crick Institute

Location:Midland Road London    

Contract: Fixed-Term (4 years), Full- time            

The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) is a research institute dedicated to discovering the fundamental biology underlying human health, with the aim of improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.

We are offering a core funded Research Assistant position. The successful candidate for this position will perform experiments and provide technical support in the group of Jonathan Stoye. The group studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms relating to the action of intrinsic restriction factors to retroviral infections.

This role is within the lab of Jonathan Stoye that currently comprises 5 postdoctoral scientists and 1 PhD student


Comparative genome analysis suggests that vertebrates and retroviruses have co-existed for tens of millions of years. It is thus unsurprising that a degree of co-evolution has taken place, resulting in the development of specific defence mechanisms by the host, and means to overcome such defences by the virus. Understanding such natural anti-viral genes might suggest novel means of combating retroviral infection.We are attempting to define the sequences responsible for recognition of different viruses and to describe the structures with which they interact. We anticipate that these studies will shed new light on the early stages of retrovirus replication and the control of cross-species infection.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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