|Salary:||£23,487 to £27,116 p.a.|
|Placed On:||10th January 2022|
|Closes:||20th January 2022|
Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge? Do you have a background in cell biology/virology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
You will work closely with the Leeds PI and his PhD student on a project aiming to understand and overcome the barriers to virus-like particle (VLP)-mediated gene therapy. Your role will be to test constructs produced in vitro by the student for their ability to deliver mRNAs to specific cells. The activities of the delivered cargoes, e.g. when translated into protein, will also be measured, e.g. by Western blotting. This is part of a larger translational project with Professor Reidun Twarock’s group at the University of York. The data obtained will be the evidence on which additional funding will be secured and as a result the tenure of the post could be extended.
You should have a degree, BTEC higher level or equivalent or equivalent experience. You should also have experience in a research laboratory such as cell culture, and molecular biology techniques such as RT-PCR and Western blotting.
The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020. We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.
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