|Salary:||£32,684 to £39,500 considered depending on experience and qualifications (Band D)|
|Placed On:||19th February 2021|
|Closes:||19th March 2021|
Organisation position and purpose
A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available for 20 months based in the Influenza Viruses Research Group, working on projects to understand differential chicken susceptibility to Avian Influenza viruses and determining which viruses are transmitted from infected chickens. This is an exciting position that will contribute to the fundamental understanding about transmission and pathogenesis of an economically important viral pathogen that a inflicts global burden on the poultry industry, threatening food security, animal welfare and human health via potential zoonosis. The post-holder will be responsible for the design and implementation of both in vitro and in vivo studies with avian species. The studies will incorporate traditional virology skills as well as cutting edge sequencing techniques.
Main duties and responsibilities
Responsible for overall experimental design and planning:
Designing and performing infection assays for chicken cells and in vivo challenge with Avian Influenza Virus:
Designing and performing host response assays chicken cells and in vivo to Avian Influenza Virus infection:
Contribute to the Influenza Viruses Group:
This job description above is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of The Pirbright Institute.
All employees shall actively participate in the Institute-wide quality assurance system in conjunction with the Institute’s Quality Manager. Employees are also expected to safeguard their own health and safety and security by following policies and all employees are responsible for the Health and Safety and security of staff under their management.
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