Career Level Staff
Qualifications Bachelor Degree
Applications are invited for a Research Associate (fixed term) to join the multi-disciplinary team of Dr Stephen Graham (http://groups.ds.cam.ac.uk/struvir/) to probe how viruses remodel the intracellular environment of human cells during infection. The successful candidate will probe the molecular mechanisms by which viruses modify the architecture and composition of human endomembranes in order to promote virus assembly/spread, joining an established team with significant preliminary data.
Candidates should have a passion for science and hold a PhD or equivalent in virology, cell biology or a related field. A demonstrated ability to publish high-quality research is essential. Experience employing molecular virology, fluorescence microscopy and/or proteomics techniques is highly desirable. Prior experience investigating herpesviruses, membrane trafficking, lipid biology and/or focal adhesions is also desirable. The laboratory employs a wide range of techniques, from infection studies and high-resolution microscopy to biophysics and macromolecular structure determination, and support will be available for the successful candidate to expand their skills.
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are essential. The duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, preparing research results for presentation/publication, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and delivering seminars as outlined on the Further Information Documents. If you are a biomedical scientist with a track record of publishing at an internationally-competitive level, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills we want to hear from you.
The post will be held at the Division of Virology, part of the Department of Pathology within the University of Cambridge. The Division of Virology is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the world’s most vibrant centres of biomedical research and home to multiple University of Cambridge departments, two major hospitals, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the world headquarters of Astra Zeneca. This project benefits from strong established collaborations across the Biomedical Campus and beyond.
The closing date for all applications is Monday 10 June 2019 and interviews will be held soon afterwards.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for an immediate start and until 31 January 2021 in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
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For further details or informal enquires please contact Stephen Graham via email ([email protected])
Please quote reference PK19099 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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