Postdoctoral Scientist - Virus Genomics - Cambridge and Surrey, United King

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Postdoctoral Scientist - Virus Genomics - Cambridge and Surrey, United King

Postdoctoral Scientist - Virus Genomics - The Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and The Pirbright Institute : Cambridge and Surrey, United Kingdom

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
The Sanger Institute is situated in the Genome Campus, a 100-acre estate south of Cambridge in the grounds of Hinxton Hall, housing two world-class research facilities: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific
Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre. Since its inception in 1993, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has participated in some of the most important advances in genomic research, developing new understanding of genomes and their role in biology. More than 90 per cent of research output is carried out in collaboration with other organisations and all of the Sanger's achievements are part of and dependent on global efforts to understand the molecular genetic basis of ourselves.
 
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI) has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellow in its Virus Genomics group headed by Professor Paul Kellam. This post is funded by BBSRC as a result of funding for world leading UK research to improve health to farmed animals including sheep, pigs, poultry: under a broader project titled ”Restriction of avian viruses by host Interferon-inducible transmembrane proteins”.
 
The Pirbright Institute
BBSRC are also funding a similar post at the Pirbright Institute, headed by Dr Mark Fife: The Pirbright Institute is a unique centre that works through its highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience to enhance the UK capability to contain, control and eliminate viral diseases of animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. Both Institutes will be working collaboratively on this project.
 
The Pirbright Institute, an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is a unique national center that works through its highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience to enhance the UK capability to contain, control, and eliminate viral diseases of animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. We thereby support the competitiveness of UK livestock and poultry producers, and improve the health and quality of life of both animals and people. 

Essential Skills
• PhD [or near completion ) in virology / Genetics, or equivalent in a relevant branch of biosciences
• Possess a good range of molecular biology skills, including Q-PCR
• Experience of analysing 2nd generation sequence datasets
• Experience of making vector constructs
• Experience of working with primary cell culture and cell lines
• Experience of developing and performing in vitro cellular assays
• Evidence of manuscript publication in peer reviewed journals
• The ability to learn, apply new techniques and resolve problems in a logical manner
• Possess a good current Knowledge of immunology and virology
Ideal Skills
• Experience of working with 2nd generation sequencing technologies and sequence assembly
• Evidence of other bioinformatics skills
• Experience of making stable transfectants
• Experience of grant writing
 
How to apply and for further information:
Shortlisting for this role with take place in conjunction with the BBSRC funded Post-Doctoral Scientist position at the Pirbright Institute and the Post-doctoral Fellow position at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
www.sanger.ac.uk/research/faculty/pkellam, If you are interested in The Wellcome Trust vacancy please follow this link for more details and instructions on how to apply Click Here 
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If you want to find out more about this research at the Pirbright Institute please visit: www.research.pirbright.ac.uk/geneticsgenomics, if you are interested in The Pirbright Institute vacancy please follow this link for more details and instructions on how to apply go to http://www.pirbright.ac.uk/jobs/Jobs.aspx, job reference number 13P-115 Post-Doctoral Scientist.
 
Closing date is: 31st May 2014