|£32,332 to £37,099 per annum
|6th December 2023
|3rd January 2024
Full-time, fixed term appointment up to 18 months
Based in Liverpool
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic Research Assistant to join the Team in the Tropical Disease Biology Department at LSTM.
Reporting to the Chair in Chair in Virology and Emerging Infectious Diseases, the successful candidate will support the studies of the comparative of wild type and attenuated pathogenesis of tick-borne encephalitis and louping ill viruses (TBEV/LIV). This part of the study will engineer by reverse genetics wild type and attenuated TBEV and LIV, and pathogenesis studies in mice, including determination of cytokine/chemokine markers during disease progression, are to be carried out. The ultimate aim is to obtain a comparative picture between the viruses, as well as how attenuation links to induction of immune responses compared to wild type, and what clues can be taken with regards to therapeutic interventions.
The successful post-holder will have experience with cell culture, molecular biology, virology (though microbiology and parasitology can be considered), and experience to support/work with murine infection models.
The project is part of a collaborative study with APHA and University of Nottingham on tick-borne flaviviruses.
Key deliverables will include (but not be limited to):
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability and interest in working as an integral and cooperative member of a multi-disciplinary research team. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate:
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