Jolly Lab


Work with Us

If you are eligible for fellowship schemes, for example, from the Wellcome Trust or the Medical Research Council, and would like to apply for a fellowship to work as an independent investigator in Infection and Immunity at UCL, send a research proposal and a CV to c.jolly (at) ucl.ac.uk

Postdoctoral Positions

If you are interested in the work of the Jolly lab and wish to enquire about the posibility of a position here email c.jolly (at) ucl.ac.uk.

Any postdoctoral positions will be advertised on this site, the infection and immunity site and the main UCL vacancies site.

We currently have two Postdoc postions in the lab:    The positions are funded by the NIH grant Antivirals Drug Discovery (AViDD) Centers, led by Nevan Krogan from the UCSF Quantitative Biosciences Institute in San Francisco. The QBI Coronavirus Research Group Pandemic Response Program Center is a collaboration between 13 institutes to identify and characterise antiviral compounds against emerging human viruses including SARS-CoV-2. This AViDD grant is funded for 3 years extendable to 5 years subject to yearly NIH project progress review. The UCL project, led by Professors Greg Towers and Clare Jolly is to characterise novel compounds identified by AViDD collaborators to have demonstrated anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity. We will compare antiviral activity against variants of concern (VOCs) and characterise their mechanisms of action. We are particularly interested in measuring whether inhibitors influence host innate immune response to infection, as may be expected when viral innate immune antagonists are targeted. The project builds on previous collaborative work between the Krogan, Jolly and Towers laboratories characterising innate immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 VOCs (Thorne et al, EMBO-J 2021, Nature, 2021) and their sensitivity to novel inhibitors (Varona et al, Life Sci Alliance, 2022).

The positions are available immediately and will suit motivated postdoctoral scientists who wish to develop careers in discovery science while building an international network of collaborators. It will involve international travel to meetings with US collaborators. It will suit scientists aiming to pursue independent fellowships. The Towers and Jolly labs have an excellent track record in successfully mentoring lab members into independent positions. Although the project focuses on SARS-CoV-2 we welcome applicants from all virology and infection backgrounds.

Further background info on the labs can be found on this site for the Jolly lab, or at the Towers lab site or the UCSF Quantitative Biosciences institute (QBI) site.
For more information about the posts and too apply please go to the UCL recruitment page for these posts.

PhD Studentships

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in our lab, go to the PhD in the Division of Infection and Immunity page for information including structure, admission and funding.