Radiation Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Department of Oncology

We have an exciting opportunity for a Radiation Research Assistant to join the Radiation Physics Core within the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology.

The group not only provides key support for many of the research groups within the Institute investigating ways to improve cancer treatment but is actively involved with the development and implementation of specialised radiation sources including the SARRP image guided micro-irradiator used to study preclinical tumour models. The group is also involved in a range of collaborative research projects, including in vivo studies of mechanisms of stem cell migration and mechanisms by which radiation exposure may induce cancer. One of the main research interests of the group is in understanding the mechanistic link between and the spatial and temporal interactions and initial damage produced by radiation tracks and the ultimate biological response. This is useful in not only developing a better understanding of risk assoc  iated with exposure but can potentially be exploited in radiotherapy.

The successful candidate will play a key role in providing specialist support for the radiation research within the Institute. They will not only be expected to help maintain and calibrate the radiation facilities, but also help develop specialised radiation resources and techniques, provide expert advice and where appropriate become actively involved with the research.

You will have a degree in Physics or related subject and relevant experience/expertise in ionising radiation or related areas. Technical competence in experimental techniques, along with experience in design of experiments, procedures and/or equipment is also essential. A background in the field of radiation biology, medical physics or related subject would be advantageous.

This is a full-time post offered for 2 years in the first instance (additional funding for future years in the process of being agreed).

All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 November 2016.


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