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CLOSING DATE: WED JAN 19 2022 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (GMT) | GRADE 7: SALARY IN RANGE £33,309 - £40,927 PER ANNUM 

We are currently looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to support the research Laboratory and to be involved in on-going COVID-19 and cancer research projects at the Target Discovery Institute.
You will have primary responsibility of helping a senior member of group to support COVID-19 research in the laboratory. You will be involved in laboratory research of characterising SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells and evaluating their anti-viral efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 using a variety of techniques including molecular biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, and virology.  You will also provide general help to lab research activities such as maintaining lab general reagent stocks and taking rota of sample processing. You will directly report to Dr Yanchun Peng and liaise with Professor Dong on a regular basis and will provide technical supervision to other junior lab members.
It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD (or close to completion) together with experience, such as immunology or molecular biology. You will have Experience in good tissue culture (e.g., blood/tissue sample processing, maintenance of primary T cells) and experience of flow cytometry skills including sample preparation, aquistion and data analysis with Flowjo. You will have good experience of high-throughput molecular biology assays such as RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, and have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meeting.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 31 December 2023 and is funded by the DHSC and CAMS.
Only applications received before 12 midday on Wednesday 19 January 2022 will be considered.
Please quote 155468 on all correspondence.