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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biochemistry/Cell Biology


Applications are invited for a Research Associate (fixed term) to join the dynamic 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. This Wellcome Trust funded position will exploit our recent identification of novel interactions between virus and host proteins to determine the molecular mechanism by which viruses modify the architecture and composition of human endomembranes.

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.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in cell biology, biochemistry, virology or a related field. A demonstrated ability to publish high-quality research and experience of protein biochemistry/cell biology techniques (including fluorescence microscopy, immunoprecipitation, generation of stable overexpression/knockout cell lines, and development of cell-based assays) is essential. Prior postdoctoral experience with a track record of publication in high-impact journals, and prior experience investigating herpesviruses and/or membrane trafficking, are highly desirable. The laboratory employs a wide range of techniques, from cell biology and infection studies to high-resolution molecular 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 required. The duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars as outlined in the Further Information Document. If you have an excellent background in biomedical sciences, have 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available 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.

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.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 26 February 2018 and interviews will be held soon afterwards. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Stephen Graham (scg34@cam.ac.uk). General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14488 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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