Research Fellow in Virology

Location: Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences


University Grade 7

£31,656 to £37,768 per annum

Due to funding limitations, it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £31,656 p.a.

Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 31 October 2017)

Available from 1 November 2016 on a fixed term basis until 31 October 2017

Application of super-resolution microscopy to the study of the hepatitis C virus replication complex.

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Mark Harris, to apply the recently developed techniques of super-resolution microscopy to study the structure and composition of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome replication complex. This post is funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

The post will use state-of-the-art facilities and techniques of PALM, STORM and SIM to address the structure of the HCV replication complex, focussing on the NS5A protein, and comparing wildtype to mutants with defined phenotypes. The post will suit individuals with expertise in the practical aspects of data acquisition by super-resolution microscopy, as well as experience in data analysis.

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Virology, Cell Biology or a related discipline. As the work will involve analysis of cells infected with HCV, experience with working at biosafety level 3 is essential. You will join a vibrant research group that is working on both HCV and Chikungunya virus biology.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mark Harris, tel +44 (0)113 3435632, email

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