Postdoc Position in Molecular Virology at Imperial College London

Imperial College London, UK is inviting applicants to apply for a postdoc position in virology. The funds for this fellowship are available for three years. Applications are invited up to June 16, 2019.

We are looking for an ambitious and creative Research Associate to join us in a 3 year project funded by the MRC.

This position as a Research Associate in Epstein-Barr Virus Molecular Virology will give you the opportunity to investigate novel aspects of the way in which Epstein-Barr Virus causes growth of human cells, relevant to its role in human cancers. Focussing on the EBV EBNA2 and EBNA3 transcription factors, you will use a combination of molecular and viral genetic approaches to

The work will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr Rob White and Professor Paul Farrell in the Section of Molecular Virology at Imperial College London. The grant also involves a research collaboration with Professor Michelle West at the University of Sussex.

Under the guidance of the PI team, you will be responsible for the cloning, modification and production of recombinant EBV strains, and functional assays for EBV infection, such as cell proliferation and differentiation, gene transcription and protein expression. You will contribute intellectually to the progress of the research, also helping with writing of presentations and papers based on this research. You will share some communal duties with other members of the lab and help to support and guide research students, acting as a role model to other members of the lab.

Or you should demonstrate an adaptability that shows potential for excellence in these areas.

The position is fixed-term for three years from September 2019, with the start date being somewhat flexible for the right candidate.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 34,397 – 37,486 per annum.

Should you wish to discuss the project or position in more detail, please contact Rob White ( or Paul Farrell (

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College's care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.


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