Postdoctoral Scientist in Virology

University of Oxford

We are looking to appoint an innovative postdoctoral-level scientist with expertise in hepatitis B virology and interferon signalling to investigate the role of hypoxia in the viral lifecycle and evasion of host innate immune responses. You will join the research team headed by Professor Jane McKeating in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is fixed-term for 3 years, with the possibility of extension. The proposed start date for this post is 1 March 2017 with some flexibility.

Applicants will have a relevant PhD/DPhil, along with pre- and/or postdoctoral research experience with proven research skills in virology, innate immunity or hypoxia biology. You will have two or more first author research articles in high-calibre refereed journals. You will be able to provide evidence of scientific creativity, and demonstrate an ability to contribute to determining future directions for the research project. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as a part of an interactive group are also essential requirements

For informal enquires about the research posts please contact Jane McKeating at: or

Further particulars, including details on how to apply and links to further information, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 12 December 2016. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter, possibly January 2017.

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