Post-Doctoral Scientist to Investigate Novel Roles for Antiviral RNA-Binding Proteins

Posted on July 19,

The group of Sara Macias at the University of Edinburgh (UK) is seeking a post-doctoral scientist to investigate novel roles for antiviral RNA-binding proteins.

Ideally, the candidate will have a strong background in RNA biology and biochemistry, in addition to computational data analyses skills of transcriptomics and proteomics data. The host lab can train the candidate in virology, and specific biochemical techniques if required.

The candidate will join a multi-skilled lab working on different aspect of antiviral defence, including the role of RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNA (including transposable elements) in the control of the antiviral response in mammals. The lab uses different cellular models, including mouse and human embryonic stem cells to also study how these processes are regulated during mammalian development. The host lab can also offer training in gene editing and virology if required. Link to the lab webpage (

For more details about the job

Sara Macias, PhD
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Immunology and Infection Research
The University of Edinburgh
The King's Buildings, Ashworth Laboratories
Charlotte Auerbach Road

+44 (0)131 650 7014

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