Postdoctoral Researcher in Epigenetics and Next Generation Sequencing Analysis

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Epigenetics and Next Generation Sequencing Analysis to join Professor Udo Oppermann in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, based in the Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford.

You will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinical researchers working in the field of epigenetics, inflammation and cancer. You will participate in a project that will identify and characterise novel epigenetic mechanisms and investigate their role in driving inflammation and controlling the microenvironment and cancer niches. Main duties will include conducting experiments that aim to identify, map and characterise chromatin and DNA modifications and analyse epigenetic modifiers controlling cancer and immune cell functions. You will also take responsibility for the planning and execution of high quality research, as well as maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all findings.

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in biological sciences, or related field, and you will have documented experience of analysis of next generation sequencing data. You will also have experience with the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries as well as the ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams and independently. Experience in immunoprecipitation techniques and cell culture would be desirable, as would knowledge of stem cell biology and metabolomics.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years in the first instance, with possible extension.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 13 January 2017.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=126579

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