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Lister Institute Summer Vacation Studentship

Vaccinia virus immune evasion strategies

Applications are invited for a 6-10 week vacation studentship to be held between mid-June and end of September 2021in the laboratory of Professor Geoffrey L Smith in the Department of Pathology in Tennis Court Road, Cambridge.

Applicants would usually be undergraduate university students studying Biological Science, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine at the end of their second year. The project will study the mechanisms by which vaccinia virus subverts the host innate immune response to infection. Prior research experience is not essential.

More information about Lister Institute summer studentships can be found at:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 months in the first instance.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV and the names and contact details of 2 referees. Please contact by 25th January 2021 with any queries.

Please quote reference PK25361 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Key Information

Department of Pathology

Reference: PK25361

Dates and deadlines:

Monday, 11 January, 2021
Closing Date
Monday, 25 January, 2021