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PostDoctoral Research Associate

Biomedical & Life Sciences
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Sunday 03 February 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 06 March 2019
Reference:  A2533

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Muhammad Munir in the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University, UK. The post is funded by the British Council and will investigate the mechanisms of virus mediated immune evasion in chicken. This position is available for 1 year in the first instance, starting in March 2019. Further Munir’s lab details: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/about-us/people/muhammad-munir  

We are seeking a highly motivated virologist able to implement our plan of work and explore new avenues as they arise. Experience of virology is essential, while a background in immunology, proteomics and/or a home office personal licence is not a requirement but would be an advantage. You will employ state of the art omics techniques, multicolour flow cytometry, genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 to explore the interactions of viral proteins with the chicken immune system during infection and inflammation. 

This appointment is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD.

Lancaster University has a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, within the Faculty of Health and Medicine, is a rapidly growing, innovative and vibrant Division whose research effort is directed towards understanding basic cellular and physiological mechanisms that underpin disease states. Research areas include, but are not limited to, infectious diseases, parasitology, neurodegeneration, mental health, ageing, immunology and cancer biology. 

The Division is a friendly research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies and has held a Silver Athena SWAN award since 2014 in recognition of its good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. Part-time working options will be considered for this position.

Informal enquiries, and pre-application visits, are welcomed.  

Please contact Dr Muhammad Munir: muhammad.munir@lancaster.ac.uk 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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