University College London (UCL)

Research Fellow

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

Division of Infection and Immunity


Research Fellow

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 – £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Division of Infection and Immunity is part of the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences, which brings together UCL Medical School and five other Divisions spanning clinical and basic biomedicine. Scientists in the Division conduct immunology, virology and microbiology research. Our aim is to link our fundamental laboratory research with the specialised clinical interests of our hospital partners. Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Research Fellow position in the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity in a research team led by Professor Greg Towers. The post is funded by a MRC grant entitled “Characterisation and therapeutic manipulation of Flaviviridae innate immune evasion”. The overall aim of the project is to characterise a family of host-targeting antivirals active against viruses in the Flaviviridae family. In particular, the project seeks to understand the specific mechanisms by which these antivirals are active against flaviviruses and to uncover novel flavivirus-host interactions, using dengue virus and hepatitis C as models. The post-holder will be expected to perform the highest quality research under the direction of the Principal Investigator, and to work effectively with external collaborators involved in the project and other group members. Prof. Towers directs an interdisciplinary team, including molecular virologists, biochemists, immunologists and structural biologists. Key research goals are to gain a greater understanding of virus-host interactions and to develop new ways to inhibit virus by disturbing evasion of intracellular innate immunity. The position is available for 36 months in the first instance. The position will suit a motivated postdoctoral scientist who wishes to develop their career and pursue opportunities for independent fellowships. See forfurther background information.

The postholder should have a PhD (or about to be awarded) in a relevant subject. The successful candidate must have significant experience of working in a research laboratory. Evidence of scientific contribution including publications and presentation at conferences is also essential. Candidates must have excellent oral and written scientific communications skills, commitment to collaboration in research and to taking a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1806426. Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made by email to Professor Greg Towers at . If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Henry Hassan by email at

Closing Date: 15/6/2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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