Research Fellow (80206-047)

University of Warwick - The School of Life Sciences

Fixed term for 36 months

Funding at level 6 (£29,301 - £38,183) is available for a maximum of 36 months; this might have to be shortened up to a maximum contract length of 32 months depending on the starting salary of the successful candidate.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the research groups of Dr Keith Leppard and Dr Daniel Hebenstreit to carry forward a collaborative project recently funded by MRC.

Innate immunity and inflammation are crucial first lines of defense against pathogens. Specific patterns of gene expression are triggered upon pathogen sensing and we have shown that this gene expression is dependent on an isoform of the promyelocytic leukemia (PML) protein. Equally, aberrant or sustained inflammation is harmful, being a significant cause of chronic disease. In this project, we will use transcriptomics, proteomics, ChIP-seq and directed mutagenesis to investigate the mechanism of PML action in innate immune and inflammatory responses.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and have good knowledge and practical experience in mammalian molecular cell biology as evidenced by your PhD thesis and/or authored papers in peer-reviewed journals. Practical experience in any of the following areas would be an advantage but is not essential: innate immunity, inflammation, virology or PML protein research. Training in bioinformatics analysis will be given.

Please include a full CV, a covering letter and the names of at least 2 referees with your application form. Within this documentation, you should explain how your skills meet the requirements, what you can bring to the post and why the post interests you.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301 pa).

Interview date - mid-late June 2017

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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