Research Associate in AAV Biology and AAV Gene Therapy

King's College London - Infectious Diseases

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 to £36,613 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance. 

This post will be fixed term contract for 1 year.

This is a full-time post (100 % full time equivalent).

We are looking for a highly motivated research associate with experience in molecular biology to join the group of Els Henckaerts to work on a collaborative project to identify cellular proteins that interfere with recombinant AAV vector production. The successful candidate will be responsible to test previously identified candidates in various viral replication paradigms to confirm target mechanism and pathway and apply newly gained information for the improvement of AAV gene therapy vector production.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with academic and industrial collaborators and should therefore exhibit strong organisational and communication skills.

The candidate must have a PhD in molecular biology or equivalent subject. Experience in molecular virology is an advantage.

The selection process will include a presentation, competency based questions and a panel interview.  For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Els Henckaerts (tel: 02071888276; email:

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing:During October

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 18 October 2017.

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