[03-12-2009 to 21-12-2009]
Research Fellow - New Disease Control Strategies for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (SK086/09)
Closing date: 21 December 2009
£29,704 p a
A new form of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus genome (the `replicon¿) has been developed such that genome (vRNA) replication can be studied outwith high containment facilities. This project provides the opportunity to study those aspects of RNA replication ¿ many completely specific for FMDV ¿ which, we hope, will inform the design of new disease control strategies. The project is part of a collaboration between the universities of St. Andrews, Leeds and Edinburgh and may involve short periods of work at each site, although will largely be based at St. Andrews. The post requires experience with a wide range of molecular biological skills (especially working with RNA), tissue-culture techniques, cell transfection techniques, bioimaging together with more `classical¿ techniques to analyse transfected cells (RT-PCR, western blotting, enzyme assays, etc.).
Informal enquires to Professor Martin Ryan, tel: 01334 463403, e-mail: email@example.com.
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