Research Assistant in Molecular Cell Biology / Virology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7117315 (Ref.No. FBSMB1245)
Posted: December 6, 2022

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in Molecular Cell Biology or Virology?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Whitehouse research group is seeking a highly motivated research assistant to investigate how the human tumour virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), manipulates host cell pathways to enhance its own replication. The project will use a range of molecular and cell biology approaches to highlight novel KSHV-mediated mechanisms to regulate viral gene expression. Moreover, this project aims to development novel strategies for antiviral intervention for this important human tumour virus.

For this role, you should have experience in a variety of molecular biology techniques such as qRT-PCR, protein production, mammalian cell culture, immunoblotting, lentivirus-shRNA depletion approaches and a variety of RNA-based techniques

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Ade Whitehouse, Professor of Molecular Virology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7096, Email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £28,762 to £34,308 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (For a period of 36 months from 1st March 2023 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Closing Date:  Monday 19 December 2022
Reference:  FBSMB1245

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