Postdoctoral Researcher in Rodent Phenotyping

University of Oxford - RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Wellcome Trust Centre for human genetics and John Radcliffe Hospital

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join a team of researchers investigating the molecular consequences of genetic mutations in Z-disk signalling proteins on the cardiac system. You will be responsible for performing and overseeing experiments on mouse models, in vivo assessments of cardiac performance and in addition you will design and perform interventional studies on animals. Moreover you will use these mouse models to dissect molecular signalling pathways in ex vivo experiments and analyse the data from these experiments and present them internally (group meetings) and externally (scientific papers and conferences).

You will hold a PhD in biomedical sciences (or similar disciple); completion of HO module 1-3 and experience with mouse models of human disease are essential. HO module 4, direct hands-on expertise and proficiency in mouse in vivo phenotyping, minor surgical procedures and ex vivo (molecular) analysis of phenotypes would be desirable, although this does not necessarily have to be in the cardiovascular field. Training for in vivo techniques (esp. echocardiography) will be provided.

The post offers a unique opportunity to develop a skill set and research profile in the field of mouse models of cardiovascular disease, with opportunities for networking and collaborating with local and international research groups of outstanding reputation.

This full-time appointment is available now and is funded until August 2020. The post will be based at the Wellcome Trust for Human genetics at the Old Road Campus and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV 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 12.00 midday on 28 October 2016 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled for 16 November 2016.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


South East England