Postdoctoral Research Fellow in RNA Biology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£34,308 to £36,386 per annum
15 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Microbial Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,308 to £36,386 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 15 September 2022
Reference: 056222

Regulation of RNA metabolism by a viral endoribonuclease

Applications are invited for a BBSRC-funded postdoctoral research fellow which is available immediately in the herpesvirus research group run by Prof. Gill Elliott in the Section of Virology, School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a comprehensive research programme into the biology of herpesviruses, with particular focus on the role of the HSV1 virion host shutoff (vhs) protein on RNA metabolism. Using vhs as a model for global cellular mRNA metabolism, the successful candidate will use omics, molecular and cell biology approaches to elucidate the mechanism by which vhs regulates the content and subcellular compartmentalisation of the infected cell transcriptome.

We are therefore looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in a biological science and proven ability in RNA biology. Experience in virology is not required, but an interest in host-pathogen interactions would be beneficial.

We are part of the growing and vibrant Section of Virology located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, close to London. The Section is within the Department of Microbial Sciences, where research strengths encompass the molecular and cellular basis of disease caused by a range of important human and animal pathogens, and multiple aspects of RNA biology.

This position is available until the end of February 2024 in the first instance, with the possibility of further extension.

Interviews to be held the week beginning 26/09/22

To download the details and submit an electronic application online, go to

When completing the online application form, please ensure you include a cover letter with a supporting statement.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Gill Elliott (

We acknowledge, understand and embrace cultural diversity

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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