Postdoctoral Scientist in Leukaemia Therapeutics

University of Oxford - Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Molecular Haematology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join a highly motivated research team working under the supervision of Professor Sten Eirik Jacobsen, in the Haematopoietic Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (

The position, dedicated towards the development of novel small molecule therapeutics targeting the MDS stem cells recently identified by the Jacobsen lab (Tehranchi R et al, N Engl J Med 2010; Woll et al, Cancer Cell 2014), will be funded by OxStem Oncology, the first stand-alone company to be formed under the OxStem umbrella ( This is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world leading researchers and to contribute to the development of innovative new therapies for areas of significant unmet medical need.

You will hold a PhD (or near to completion) in a relevant area and have previous experience in experimental application of molecular and cellular biology techniques, to the study of normal and/or malignant haematopoiesis. You will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic self-starter who can work with minimum supervision with good organisational skills to plan experimental bench-work and meet required deadlines. Excellent communication skills and the ability to be innovative are essential.

The post is funded by OxStem Oncology and is available immediately for a fixed-term of 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension until 2 May 2019.

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.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on 3 November 2016.

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