|Salary:||£31,396 to £36,024 (Grade 6) per annum|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd November 2023|
Fixed term contract (48 months)
Full time (35 hours per week)
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to join our group to understand the contributions of non-coding RNAs to the life cycle of tumour-associated viruses, namely Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus, and human cytomegalovirus. This project aims to reveal functions and mechanisms of infection-induced circular RNA, a novel player in the virus-host interaction, on virus infection, propagation, immune evasion, and tumorigenesis. To this end, we will employ interdisciplinary approaches in virology, RNA biology, immunology, and bioinformatics.
The successful candidate will join a group led by Dr Takanobu Tagawa at the Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IQB3) at the University of Edinburgh. The candidate will use a wide variety of complementary techniques to define functions of circular RNAs during oncogenic virus infection. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to obtain a PhD (funding to cover their tuition fees at home/UK rate will be provided).
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