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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
RESEARCH ASSISTANT - S. AUREUS VACCINE DEVELOPMENT - 2 POSTS
JENNER INSTITUE, LOCATED IN THE CENTRE FOR CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY,
HENRY WELLCOME BUILDING FOR MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN

Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 p.a. (with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.)

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic, motivated Research Assistant to join an exciting project studying the impact of S. aureus carriage on the human immune system at Jenner Institute, located in the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

You will be involved in both vaccine production, and in performing in vivo procedures and isolating suitable tissue samples to assess the outcome of vaccination.

You will have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant biological subject. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Experience of working to GLP or GCP would be an advantage. You will be highly organised, with proven experience in a laboratory environment.

Previous laboratory experience in one or more of: molecular biology, immunology, in vivo challenge models, and vaccine design and evaluation would be an advantage, although training will be provided as part of the role.

The position is fixed term until 31st August 2016 for 1 year and funded by European Commission.

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=118909

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Monday 6th July 2015 can be considered. Please quote ref. 118909 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
QUANTITATIVE FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST

WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS, ROOSEVELT DRIVE, HEADINGTON, OXFORD, OX3 7BN
Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 with a discretionary range to £40,847 p.a.  

Applications are invited for a Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy Postdoctoral Scientist to work with the Cellular Imaging group at Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.  

You will train new users and manage the day-to-day running of the WTCHG’s Core Imaging Facilities, reporting to the Head of Cellular Imaging, Dr Sergi Padilla-Parra. You will develop novel quantitative fluorescence microscopy approaches with the Cellular Imaging Group at the WTCHG. You will be developing new methodologies in advanced fluorescence microscopy to be applied to specific biological problems related to virus entry and fusion.  Innovative methods will be developed using novel fluorescent proteins, FRET standards (i.e. donor-acceptor tandems) and labelling strategies (for example using Snap-Tag technology).   

You will have a PhD/ DPhil in biophysics, physics or engineering or in a relevant discipline. You will have a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. You will have knowledge and experience of the recent technical advances in FLIM, FCCS and super resolution light microscopy in programming and hardware device control. Strong programming skills with Matlab or similar platforms are required to integrate all Image analysis (FLIM, FCCS, SPT and Localisation Microscopy) into one easy-to-use software for the Cellular Imaging group. You will have significant experience in digital imaging and data analysis (both with commercial and custom made software).  

The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and Nuffield Department of Medicine and is available for 2 years in the first instance.  

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

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=118551  

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Wednesday 8th July 2015 can be considered.  

Please quote reference 118551 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.