Research Assistant in the Molecular Pathogenesis of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

University of Oxford - Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Radcliffe Department of Medicine
John Radcliffe Hospital

Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant position (funded until 31 March 2019) within the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, in an established research group funded by Bloodwise. The Bloodwise Molecular Haematology Unit undertakes genetic and functional analysis of the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a myeloid malignancy. The aim of the project is to identify novel therapeutic targets and treatments for MDS. The position will involve assisting with molecular and functional studies of the MDS.

Candidates should hold a relevant degree. Research experience in the molecular biology of cancer (including DNA/RNA next-generation sequencing/analysis and global gene expression profiling) and cell culture is essential. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and good computer skills. Previous experience in FACS is desirable but training will be provided. Further details are provided in the job description.

Further details can be obtained from Professor Jackie Boultwood (email: or Dr Andrea Pellagatti (email: Candidates are encouraged to discuss their needs and preferences for work arrangements at interview.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 December 2016.

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