Research Fellow in RNA Biology/Virology

University of Surrey - School of Biosciences and Medicine, Department of Microbial Sciences

An enthusiastic and curious individual is sought to work at the interface between RNA biology and virology in the Locker laboratory at the University of Surrey.

The project aims at understanding how virus-induced stress granules impact on cellular translation and contribute to the antiviral response. To tackle this challenging and exciting project a combination of sophisticated techniques will be applied: biochemical isolation of stress granules, omics approaches (RNAseq, mass spectrometry), confocal microscopy, immunoprecipitations, viral replication assays and live cell imaging. Collaborators associated with this project are the Parker Lab (Colorado) and Ruggieri Lab (Heidelberg).

This BBSRC funded position is tenable from October 1st 2017 and is available for up to three years. Candidates with experience in RNA biology/cell biology (previous virus work experience is welcome but not necessary) are encouraged to apply.

You must have (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD (or equivalent) in the life sciences and have relevant laboratory experience.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes pension, childcare assistance and leisure facilities. The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of going our own way, doing things differently and we are now 4th in the latest Guardian’s University League Table.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Nicolas Locker (e–mail: Information about the group’s research activity is available at

For further information on the above vacancy and to apply, please visit our website

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