Research Fellow (x 2) : London, United Kingdom

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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Post Date: May 18, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Salary: £37,889 to £43,028
Location: United Kingdom - London
Job Reference: ITD-PMBD-16
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We are seeking to appoint two post-doctoral scientists to work in Professor Polly Roy’s dynamic and productive research laboratory in London.

The post-holder requires in-depth background knowledge and expertise in molecular RNA virology, biochemistry, and the reverse genetics system of RNA viruses. The post-holder will undertake research in molecular biology of double-stranded RNA viruses, in particular, identification of RNA structures, RNA-RNA and RNA-protein interactions during virus replication. The research will involve using SHAPE technique and CLIP-Seq method.

Applicants must have a PhD in either Molecular Virology with a biochemistry background or a PhD in Biochemistry, experience in using SHAPE technique and CLIP-Seq method, strong experience of molecular biology and biochemistry desirable. Applicants must be highly motivated researchers, with a dedication in basic science, who wish to make an impact in virus research. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

These full-time posts are based in London and are funded by the BBSRC up to 31 March 2020. The appointments will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £37,889 to £43,028 (inclusive of London Weighting).

Applications should be made online via our website at The reference for this post is ITD-PMBD-16. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.