Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Molecular Genetics of Iron Metabolism

University of Oxford - Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position funded until 30 September 2020, examining the role of individual genetic variation in determining blood cell traits and iron metabolism, and more specifically how these traits and mechanisms define the ability to donate, and the quality of red cells and other haematopoietic cells.

This is an opportunity to join an exciting collaborative effort involving Professor David Roberts (NHSBT Oxford), Professor Nicole Soranzo (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – Cambridge University), Dr Dirk Paul (Dept of Public Health and Primary Health, University of Cambridge) and Professors Doug Higgs and Jim Hughes (Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford).

Candidates should hold or be near completion of a PhD in a relevant biological field. You should also have a high level of molecular and cell biology skills, excellent communication skills and be able to show an enthusiasm for the key questions and recent developments in genomics and gene regulation.

Once appointed you will benefit from the experience and expertise of all the groups involved in this work and will be given training in all the key methodological aspects of the work should it be required. More information can be obtained from Professor David Roberts (

Candidates are encouraged to discuss their needs and preferences for work arrangements at interview.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 12 December 2016. Interviews are expected to take place early January 2017.

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