Postdoctoral research scientist position at the University of Edinburgh, UK

Posted on October 12,

A postdoctoral research position is available in Sara Macias' lab at the University of Edinburgh. We are looking for a molecular biologist with a passion for understanding the role of RNA-binding proteins in antiviral defence. The post will involve performing state-of the-art techniques to decipher novel roles for human antiviral proteins. Ideally, the candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, in addition to computational data analyses skills of -omics data. The host lab will 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. Please visit for more information.

Interested applicants should send their application, including a cover letter summarising research interests and accomplishments, as well as a complete CV to the following link

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