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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biosciences & Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £33,797 per annum
Fixed Term for 36 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 13 February 2020
Closing Date:  Tuesday 17 March 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  011020

Regulation of RNA metabolism by a viral endoribonuclease

Applications are invited for a BBSRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow based in the herpesvirus research group run by Prof. Gill Elliott in the Department of Microbial Sciences, 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 herpes simplex virus, with particular focus on the role of the 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 localisation of the cellular transcriptome.

We are therefore looking for a highly motivated candidate with or about to obtain a PhD in a biological science and proven ability in RNA biology. Experience in virology is not required, but a background in transcriptomics and/or proteomics, and an interest in host-pathogen interactions would be highly beneficial.

Our laboratory is located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, close to London. The Section of Virology is based in 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.  

Interviews to be held the week beginning 23/03/20

When completing the online application form, please ensure you include a supporting statement and eithercomplete the previous work experience and education sections of the application form orsubmit a CV.            

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

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