|Salary:||£27,929 to £32,348 or £34,308 - £42,155|
|Placed On:||25th January 2023|
|Closes:||22nd February 2023|
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual for a position in the group of Prof. Mike Weekes, in Cambridge Institute for Medical Research at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. You will join an exciting research programme aiming to identify novel therapeutic targets against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). This post will involve the use of cutting edge proteomic, structural and biochemical techniques to characterise interactions between HCMV and degraded antiviral restriction factors, determine how these influence viral replication and how this might be prevented therapeutically.
This position is available for immediate appointment. Candidates must either have a PhD in a relevant biological subject, or be writing a PhD thesis. Candidates must also have demonstrable expertise in virology, cell biology, structural biology and/or molecular biology. Additional training in proteomics will be provided. Relevant post-doctoral experience is desirable. High quality peer-reviewed publications and a keen interest in viral / cellular regulation are essential.
If you have an excellent background in biological sciences, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we would like to hear from you. Applicants should have outstanding organisation and communication skills, and work well as part of a team.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
For recent related publications, see:
Nightingale et al. (2018) Cell Host & Microbe doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.07.011 Nobre et al. (2019) eLife: doi: 10.7554/eLife.49894 Fletcher-Etherington et al. (2020) PNAS: doi: 10.1073/pnas.2001887117 Nightingale et al. (2022) PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.2108173119
Informal enquiries to Prof. Mike Weekes: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interview taking place on Thursday 9th March 2023.
Please quote reference SC35147 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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