|Salary:||£33,576 to £38,721 Per Annum Including London Weighting|
|Placed On:||12th September 2023|
|Closes:||9th October 2023|
This research project will examine at how influenza viruses can evolve to use different host receptors. The project will test differences between avian and bat influenza viruses and how influenza can evolve to use a novel protein receptor. We will use pseudotyped viruses and deep scanning mutagenesis to determine the key changes in influenza viruses which allow them to infect bats. The overall project aims to develop general principles that will help predict whether viruses can switch receptors.
The researcher assistant will be responsible for passaging cell cultures, perform cloning, sequencing and other molecular virology experiments. They will also participate in lab meetings and maintaining the lab environment and other lab-based duties as needed. We are looking for an applicant who has experience working in a molecular biology lab.
This position would suit a recent master’s student but qualified undergraduate students will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate research experience in a lab.
The position is a 12 month, fixed-term contract, starting in October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, and located at the Hawkshead campus of the RVC. This post is funded through an award from the Academy of Medical Sciences.
We offer a generous reward package and benefits including:
For any questions or to talk informally about this role, please contact Dr Daniel Goldhill at email@example.com.
While this is a full-time role, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements. The lab aims to be an inclusive environment to work in and applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in research posts in RVC.
As a laboratory and Department, we will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally.
We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community
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