University Of Lancaster
Biomedical & Life SciencesSalary: £28,756 to £33,309 Closing Date: Sunday 17 October 2021 Interview Date: Wednesday 03 November 2021 Reference: A3534
A postdoc position is available in the Munir’s Molecular Virology lab in the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences Lancaster University, UK. This industry-funded 2 year project requires a virologist to play a critical role in understanding antiviral properties of different coatings in personnel protective equipment.
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 in the division include, but are not limited to, infectious diseases, parasitology, virology, immunology, neurodegeneration, mental health, ageing and cancer biology.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual able to implement our plan of work and explore new avenues as they arise. This position will involve working on molecular virological techniques including quantification and characterization of viruses, understanding mechanism of viral inhibition by different antiviral compounds. A strong background in molecular virology is essential, and experience in working in high containment facilities would be an advantage. You will employ state of the art imaging, tissue culture methods and virus infection models to explore the impact of different biomolecules for their virucidal activities.
The Munir laboratory investigates advanced molecular detection and novel vaccines against viruses of public health and zoonotic importance.
The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences 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.
You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is for 24 months.
Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Dr Muhammad Munir (firstname.lastname@example.org)