Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow based in the Department of Microbial and Cellular Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. This 10-month maternity cover post is based in the herpesvirus research group run by Prof. Gill Elliott.
The successful applicant will be expected to have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD. They will join a group working on the cell biology of herpes simplex virus (HSV) morphogenesis and spread. This position is funded by a grant from Worldwide Cancer Research to engineer oncolytic HSV for optimal spread in ovarian cancer cells. The main responsibility will be to carry out BAC recombination of HSV to generate a range of targeted virus mutants in an oncolytic virus backbone, and to compare spread of these mutants in a range of different ovarian cancer cell lines and primary cells. Hence we are looking for an individual with tissue culture and virology experience. A background in virus recombination would also be beneficial.
In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes final salary pension, childcare assistance and leisure facilities.
For an informal discussion, please contact Prof. Gill Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When completing the online application form, please ensure you include a supporting statement and either complete the previous work experience and education sections of the application form or submit a CV.
* Salary quoted is based on 0.8FTE (full time equivalent £30,434)