Research Assistant

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

A Research Assistant post is available in the Department of Medicine, working with Dr HP Mok, Dr Mark Wills and Professor Andrew Lever, to study HIV latency. The successful candidate will be part of a larger group in the Department studying persistent virus infection and the immune response. The initial focus of the work is to manage and carry out viral outgrowth assays on blood samples from patients with HIV. This is in association with a clinical trial of a new approach to eradicating HIV. Given the nature of clinical trials there may be some need for occasional out of hours work. The appointee will be encouraged to become involved in research projects associated with this study. The position is available immediately and finishes in September 2018.

Applicants should have a degree and ideally some experience in tissue culture, preferably at CL2, and virus handling. Training for work at CL3 will be provided.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Suzanne Diston via email

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC14417 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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