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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


Applicants are invited for a post-doctoral Research Associate position in infectious diseases funded by a Biomedical Research Centre award to work with Professor Andrew Lever and Dr Mark Wills.

The project will in part be involved in carrying out laboratory assays associated with the RIVER study investigating HIV eradication (http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/ourresearch/researchareas/hiv/studies/river/).

In addition, the successful applicant will develop a research theme around mechanisms of latency, more effective approaches to reactivating HIV from latency and allowing efficient T cell recognition and clearance of these HIV bearing cells.

The position requires a post-doctoral scientist with excellent laboratory skills in addition to a virological and/or immunological background and a strong interest in HIV latency. Experience working with primary blood samples and cell separation techniques as well as cell culture is essential. Experience with HIV under Containment Level 3 (CL3) conditions would be advantageous however training to work at CL3 would be provided if necessary.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Andrew Lever (sgd21@medschl.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Mark Wills (mrw1004@cam.ac.uk)

The post is available from November 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 9th October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13276 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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