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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 11th November 2018
Job Ref: 045672

Fixed term for 4 years

We seek to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a newly established group run by Dr Elly Gaunt at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh to understand how viral genome composition directs virus-host interactions, using influenza A virus as a model system. A major component of the project, which you will undertake, will use genome wide CRISPR knockout libraries for multiple species to identify host factors restricting the replication of genetically modified viruses. This is a collaborative project working with the laboratories of Professor Paul Digard and Dr Finn Grey.

Additionally to undertaking primary research, you will contribute to PhD student supervision, have the opportunity to present your research through publications and at national and international conferences and be involved with developing and delivering public engagement activities.

Prior experience working in virology is not essential, but we are looking for someone who is able to design, implement and control experiments effectively and is driven and focussed in the lab. We anticipate complex data output and you will need to have keen analytical skills.

We will actively support your career development to ensure your progression.

The role is funded for 4 years, with a start date of around 1 February 2019. For more information or informal enquiries please contact

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