Research Associate/Assistant in Medical Research

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated person for a postdoctoral position in the group of Dr. Mike Weekes, in Cambridge Institute for Medical Research at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. You will join an exciting research programme investigating critical host factors influencing the pathogenesis of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV).

This post will involve the use of cutting edge biochemical and proteomic techniques to study how cellular targets of HCMV influence viral replication. Candidates must either have a PhD in a relevant biological subject, or be writing a PhD thesis that will be submitted before 1st June 2021. Candidates must also have demonstrable expertise in virology, cell biology and/or molecular biology. Additional training in proteomics will be provided. Relevant post-doctoral experience is desirable.

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. High quality peer-reviewed publications and a keen interest in viral / cellular regulation are essential.

Fixed term: Funding for this position is for 18 months in the first instance with a start date on or around 1st June 2021.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any informal enquires about this vacancy please contact Dr. Mike Weekes: .

Interviews will take place week commencing 10 May 2021.

Please quote reference SC26222 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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