Research Positions




UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                                                                                                     RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS                                                           WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN                                                                                                                    Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Functional Genomics to work at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics working under the direct supervision of Dr Benjamin Fairfax, within the group of Prof. Julian Knight.

Our dynamic research programme aims to use immunological and genomic approaches to investigate the function of genetic variants associated with inter-individual variation in response to inflammatory stimuli. You will play a key role in this programme, helping to co-ordinate experiments, resources and assist in the development of new data and approaches. Additionally, you will work with collaborating NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (OxBRC) researchers in the fields of both autoimmunity and cancer treatment.

You will be responsible for managing on-going sample collection from both recruited volunteers and patients. You will have a good undergraduate degree in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field and expertise in tissue culture and standard molecular biology techniques as well as with immunological assays, preferably including flow cytometry. You will be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills, capable of independently prioritizing experiments and working efficiently, delivering results to required standard according to agreed schedules. You will also be able to demonstrate commitment to high standards, including record keeping and have good oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Fixed-term until 31st March 2016 and funded by NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) and Research Capability Funding.

Applications for this position 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:

Only applications received before 12.00pm on Thursday 2nd April  2015 can be considered. Please quote ref. 117740 on all correspondence.

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