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University of Oxford
Paediatric Senior Research Nurse – Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833, with a discretionary range to £42,418 per annum

Applications are invited for a Paediatric Senior Research Nurse to join the Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. We are seeking a motivated individual with an interest in diabetes and / or autoimmune disease, to work in our multidisciplinary team to assist in the recruitment, education and monitoring of patients entering and currently participating in clinical trials in type 1 diabetes. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in translational research.

Your main responsibilities will be obtaining informed consent, administration of study medicines as required by the study protocol, collection of samples and the processing of study documentation. It is essential that you are a registered nurse, with experience working with children and a proven track record of being able to collect blood from infants and older children. You will have excellent communication skills. You should be highly organised and able to keep accurate and comprehensive records.

To succeed in this role, you will require an enthusiasm for learning, the ability to work to procedures and protocols and a flexible approach to work including the willingness to visit patients in the community.

You will be a registered nurse with an experience of conducting, and commitment to, clinical research and ICH – GCP training.  You will have evidence of continuous, professional/academic development and experience of working with children and a proven track record of being able to collect permissible volumes of venous blood from infants and older children. Previous experience of training others, clinical research experience, post-registration degree qualification, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, community / primary care experience would be desirable but not essential.

The position will be available until 30 September 2020, in the first instance, and is funded by the Wellcome. The post is full time but part time 80% minimum will be considered.

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/134351-Paediatric-Senior-Research-Nurse-Diabetes-and-Inflammation-Laboratory

Only applications received before 12.00noon on Tuesday 29 May 2018 can be considered.

Please quote ref. 134351 on all correspondence.

 

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University of Oxford
Laboratory Technician in DIL
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 with a discretionary range to £32,548 per annum

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician to join the JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL) at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

The DIL aims to treat and prevent the causes of the common autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes (T1D), in which 50% of cases are diagnosed under age 18 years and consequently run the highest risk of serious complications. This unmet clinical need requires an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease.

As a member of the DIL you will have responsibility for the provision of technical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories, to support specific research projects and the Sample Processing Team.

You will have at least A-levels or equivalent qualification in science, together with some relevant experience of working in laboratory environment, including flow cytometry and hazardous chemicals.  The ability to manage your own workload and administrative activities is essential.  You will have strong attention to detail required to organise samples and keep meticulous records of sample locations. It is also essential that you have the ability to troubleshoot experiments and write up results. You will have a good knowledge of health and safety regulations in a laboratory environment and experience with LIMS. Your IT skills will include MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes. 

The post is available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance and funded by the JDRF. 

We are willing to consider applications from those wishing to work part-time, at no less than 0.6 FTE.  If you wish to be considered for part-time work, please indicate this clearly in your application.

For informal inquiries please contact Dr Olga Platonova, Research Programme Administrator (olga@well.ox.ac.uk).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. 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/134499-Laboratory-Technician-in-DIL  

Only applications received before 12noon on Wednesday 30 May 2018 can be considered.

Please quote ref. 134499 on all correspondence. Interviews to take place on 13-14 June 2018.

 

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University of Oxford
Laboratory Scientific Officer / Head of Sample Processing
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,883 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Scientific Officer / Head of Sample Processing to set up and manage the Sample Processing Team’s operations of the Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL). You will have joint responsibility for the ongoing success of the research programme and will be a key ambassador for the DIL’s approach and mission.

The DIL aims to treat and prevent the causes of the common autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes (T1D), in which 50% of cases are diagnosed under age 18 years and consequently run the highest risk of serious complications. This unmet clinical need requires an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease.

You will have strong background in human sample acquisition and processing, ethics and HTA requirements, aseptic practices, flow cytometry, genotyping studies, DNA/RNA isolation/extraction methods and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) approaches. You will have exceptional organisational skills and be able to manage multiple tasks to a very high level. 

You will have outstanding communication skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the international biomedical research environment including scientific researchers, academic institutions, and external bodies such as ethical committees and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the HTA.  You will be self-motivated, energetic and able to work effectively under pressure, combining a high level if initiative with the ability to seek advice when appropriate.

You will have proven ability in laboratory management in a medical research environment, a BSc degree in a biological subject plus experience involving high throughout laboratory techniques, and significant experience of sample handling for large scale research studies. You will have strong communication skills, including proven ability in report writing, and the ability to work independently using your own initiative. You will have the ability to establish effective working relationships with senior academic, clinical, research, and support staff, and will have the ability to work closely with the research team to co-ordinate work flows. A track record of project management and a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification are desirable.

The post is available for a fixed term until 30 September 2020 in the first instance and is funded by the Wellcome.

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/134748-Laboratory-Scientific-Officer-/-Head-of-Sample-Processing  

Only applications received before 12noon on Thursday 7 June 2018 can be considered.

Please quote ref. 134748 on all correspondence.

The shortlisting will be done by Friday 8 June, interviews will take place on 13-14 June 2018.

 

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University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Biology
Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Research Complex at Harwell, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, OX11 0FA
Grade 7: £ 31,076 to £ 38,183 with a discretionary range to £ 42,418 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Biology to join an EC funded infrastructure programme called Instruct-ULTRA that is based at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) and part of the Structural Biology Division of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

You will join the Research Group directed by Professor Ray Owens that is a collaborative project to develop and test protocols that will improve the reliability of membrane protein preparation for structure/function analysis. You will evaluate new methods for the production of membrane proteins in eukaryotic cells. You will work in collaboration with the Membrane Protein Laboratory based in the Research Complex at Harwell and the European partners of Instruct-ULTRA at the ITQB (Portugal) and HZI (Germany).

You will have a PhD in biochemistry or related field. You will have practical expertise in the expression and purification of membrane proteins. You will have the ability to work was part of a team as well as independently and have the ability to solve problems sousing innovating and flexible thinking. You will have good written and oral communication skills. You will have the ability to travel within Europe. 

The position is fixed term for 18 months in the first instance and funded by the European Commission.  

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/134716-Postdoctoral-Research-Scientist-in-Structural-Biology

Only applications received before 12:00noon on Wednesday 13 June 2018 can be considered.

Please quote ref. 134716 on all correspondence.

 

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University of Oxford
Senior Staff Scientist in Cryo-EM
Division of Structural Biology, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 with a discretionary range to £52,132 p.a.

Applications are invited for an Senior Staff Scientist in Cryo-EM in the Oxford Particle Imaging Centre (OPIC) in the Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI), Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

You will be responsible for contributing to projects aiming at cryo-EM structure determination, and for actively adopting emerging technologies to the local setting, to enable world-class science in the area of structural biology. You will need to be an adaptable and enthusiastic scientist who enjoys working together with other members of the department to contribute to our common success. You will engage in training and helping users in all aspects of cryo-EM structure determination and sharing your knowledge to advice them in sample preparation, data collection and processing. It is expected that you will work closely with two other Electron Microscopy Staff Scientists within the team, whose primary duties are in the training of the large user base and in ensuring the day-to-day running of all the electron microscopes as well as the related auxiliary equipment.

You will hold Ph.D/D.Phil in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics or related field with post-qualification research experience with a strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies, including practical experience in operating modern autoloader-based cryo-EM microscopes. You will independently plan and manage projects, including the budgets and contribute to the success of a team and to interact effectively with a wide range of users.

The post is fixed term until 30 November 2021 in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome. Depending on experience, this post may be offered at Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833p.a. with reduced responsibilities.

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/134414-Senior-Staff-Scientist-in-Cryo-EM  

Only applications received before 12:00noon on Wednesday 20 June 2018 can be considered.

Please quote ref. 134414 on all correspondence.