Open position for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Molecular Pathogenesis of myc-induced B-cell Lymphomas) at the The Pirbright Institute, UK

The Pirbright Institute delivers world-leading research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. We study viruses of livestock that are endemic and exotic to the UK, including zoonotic viruses, by using the most advanced tools and technologies to understand host-pathogen interactions in animals and arthropod vectors. Our major strength in understanding the immune systems of livestock provides a platform to control current diseases and respond to emerging threats.
Our Institute is made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a diverse set of chosen fields, backgrounds and experience. We all play a crucial role in furthering the Institute’s aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution; with a real focus in improving the world in which we live. Our outlook is always balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one Institute’ approach.
Organisation position and purpose:

The successful candidate will join the Avian Oncogenic viruses group at Pirbright and report to the Head of the group. The purpose of this position is to recruit a Post-doctoral Research Scientist with experience in gene editing to carry out investigations into the molecular mechanism of ALV induced oncogenesis to meet the objectives of the two and a half year’s BBSRC-Newton Fund project in collaboration with a number of Chinese Institutes/Universities. The post holder will use state-of-the-art molecular biological tools to explore the role of myc in ALV-transformed cell lines derived from haematopoietic tumours.
The successful candidate will be required to manage the research objectives, work independently and liaise with all members of the team. The post-holder will become a pivotal member of the team and will support the group and department by delivering excellent high-impact research. The post-holder will perform key research, administrative and management duties and report directly to the group leader. The post-holder will also be expected to help maintain and strengthen the Group’s collaborative links with other research groups both nationally and internationally.
More information and application at http://www.finbionet.fi/pirbright.pdf
Application closing date June 10, 2018.