Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences
The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in Wellcome-Wolfson Institue for Experimental Medicine.
This position is for a postdoctoral researcher to join the influenza molecular virology research team led by Dr David Courtney. We study post-transcriptional regulation of influenza viruses through generous funding from the European Research Council (ERC). We have an exciting project aimed at uncovering the role of host post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms in the viral life cycle of influenza A virus. Our lab has a particular focus on RNA modifications and RNA-binding proteins (PMID: 34066974).
The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team and will contribute to the wider ethos of the lab to perform exciting, novel and robust research in the area of molecular virology. This position is suited to a highly ambitious, productive, and collaborative individual and would be an excellent opportunity for a researcher to expand their knowledge of RNA biology and virology.
The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:
- Have or about to obtain a PhD in Virology, Cell biology, Immunology, or equivalent subject; and
- At least 3 years recent and extensive hands-on lab experience that includes the following:
o Molecular virology including infection of cell cultures with mammalian viruses then subsequent analysis by Western blotting, qPCR or other molecular methods
o A wide range of laboratory techniques appropriate to study host/pathogen interactions
o Significant experience with RNA handling
o Have led original research that has resulted in a first-author paper in a peer-reviewed journal.
Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.
This post is available on a fixed term contract for 36 months or until 31 March 2026, whichever is soonest.
Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.
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