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Research Assistant in Cancer Biology
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 6: Salary in range £28,098 to £33,518 per annum

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT, PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS NEED NOT APPLY.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Cancer Biology to work at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG).

You will undertake work, predominantly including sample and library preparation for genomic and transcriptomic sequencing and will assist with the running and analysis of these data. You will also contribute to other studies within the Leedham and Church labs, using techniques such as  genotyping, mutation screening, planning mouse crosses, making transgenics, undertaking basic procedures of husbandry, cell culture and analysis, tissue preparation and analysis, functional assays and other work as necessary.

You will have a degree in Molecular Biology or in a relevant subject with an experience of basic methods of molecular genetics. You will have the ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently, delivering results to a high standard and to an agreed schedule. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively within a team.

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is fixed-term until 31 March 2020.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:

http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/current-job-vacancies/vacancy/133034-Research-Assistant-in-Cancer-Biology

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday, 29 January 2018 can be considered. Please quote reference 133034 on all correspondence.
 


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Theme Liaison for Molecular Diagnostics
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Headington Medical Sciences Departments, initially based at Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 6: £28,098 to £33,518 with a discretionary range to £36,613 per annum

Applications are invited for a new position within the BRC Molecular Diagnostics Theme, which will specifically assist Professor Paresh Vyas (during a period of interim leadership, and then the substantive Theme Lead once appointed) in consolidating and monitoring the activities of the BRC Molecular Diagnostics Theme. You will be responsible for managing the administration of the BRC Molecular Diagnostics Theme, whilst supporting the interim Theme lead, sub-theme leads and working closely with the Head of Operation in the BRC (Dr Vasiliki Kiparoglou), with line manager support, provided as needed by the WHG Business Manager.

You will engage with the core BRC team and the investigators of the Molecular Diagnostics theme and be responsible for organising regular meetings of the members of the MD Theme and keeping minutes of these meetings. You will promote and support the BRC MD theme and ensure coordination with relevant departments and other Themes. You will have the ability to produce clear and concise reports deliverable to all relevant stakeholders, whilst managing the collection and analysis of metrics to deadlines, liaising with clinical trial personnel and data managers as necessary.

You will have experience in research funding, administration and project management and an ability to communicate effectively to a high standard, including relatively complex scientific matters, with a range of people and organisations both verbally and in writing. You will possess strong numeracy skills, including budgeting and reporting and have an ability to actively contribute towards developing and improving methods of working/systems. A degree (or equivalent) in a life science and proven relevant management and administrative experience in a similarly varied role or roles, within University or NHS environments would be desirable.

The post is available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance and is funded by the NIHR Oxford BRC.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:

http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/current-job-vacancies/vacancy/132863-Theme-Liaison-for-Molecular-Diagnostics

Only applications received before 12pm Wednesday, 31 January 2018 can be considered. Please quote reference 132863 on all correspondence.
 

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Project Manager in High-Throughput Sequencing           
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 8: £39,992 to £47,722 (with a discretionary range to £52,132 per annum)

Applications are invited for a Project Manager in the High-Throughput Sequencing Group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG).

With extensive scientific expertise in the area of High-Throughput Sequencing, this role is focused on establishing and maintaining relationships with scientists using the service, guiding users in the choice of appropriate technology and advising on experimental design. You will be responsible for the simultaneous coordination of multiple projects and proactive communication of the status of all your projects, and jointly for scheduling work amongst the library preparation team(s) as well as liaison with the sequencing team to ensure on-time delivery of projects.

You will have a PhD, and substantial hands-on experience, in an area relevant to the service offered by the group as well as demonstrable knowledge and enthusiasm for molecular and cellular biology and genetics. You will have demonstrable high level of communication skills; ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently in delivering results to the required standard and to an agreed schedule; project leadership and well-developed interpersonal skills and an ability to use scientific expertise to influence and negotiate the successful design and completion of complex projects.

The position is funded by revenue from the High-Throughput Genomics service group and is fixed term until 30 November 2021.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:

http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/current-job-vacancies/vacancy/132097-Project-Manager-in-High-Throughput-Sequencing

Only applications received before 12.00pm midday on Monday 12 February 2018 will be considered.

Please quote reference 132097 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
 
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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Clinical Vaccine Development
Jenner Institute located at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 – £38,833 per annum
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Clinical Vaccine Development in the Jenner Institute located at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

Dr. Reyes-Sandoval’s group is developing a broad range of vaccines to tackle highly prevalent arboviral infections such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya Fever. Zika and Chikungunya vaccines are currently funded to be tested in Phase I clinical trials in healthy UK volunteers. You will be principally involved in supporting the team in the assessment of immune responses using human samples to quantify levels of immunogenicity after an immunization with a Chikungunya and a Zika vaccine. You will perform and develop new techniques consisting of immune assays in human samples using multicolour flow cytometry using high-end flow cytometers and sorters, using extracellular and intracellular staining protocols.

You will work closely with Prof. Arturo Reyes-Sandoval and his team and should be highly motivated, efficient, well-organised, pro-active, and able to take initiative and to work autonomously in a fast-paced, scientific environment, whilst reporting regularly to the Principal Investigator.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil degree in a relevant Biological Sciences or related subject and previous postdoctoral experience. You will have expertise in complex multicolour flow cytometry using human samples in high-end cytometers and sorters and knowledge of intracellular cytokine staining techniques; in isolation and culture of primary lymphocytes and myeloid cells from human blood and mucosal tissues and in nucleic acid extraction and handling under “clean room” conditions. You should have experience on Research and Ethics applications via IRAS and those required in institutions in Mexico, in particular on human studies involving infectious diseases and vaccines. Knowledge of the Spanish language to allow communication with overseas institutions is also essential.

The post is fixed-term contract until 30 September 2020 and funded by Innovate UK.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and a person specification, please click on the link below:

http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/current-job-vacancies/vacancy/132663-Postdoctoral-Research-Scientist-in-Clinical-Vaccine-Development

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 will be considered.

Please quote reference 132663 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.