Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer Biology

University of Oxford - Target Discovery Institute

NDM Research Building
Old Road Campus

Applicants are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer Biology to join the Oxford Hypoxia Biology Group under the joint supervision of Professor David Mole and Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe FRS. The group has a long-standing record in the field of hypoxia and HIF biology (both generally and specifically in its relation to kidney cancer) having been at the forefront of research in this area, internationally, for over two decades.

The successful applicant will join a programme of work to study pan-genomic, transcriptional and epigenetic responses to hypoxia and their relation to cancer biology. The programme involves both explanted human cancer cells and engineered cell lines and is principally focussed on VHL-associated kidney. You will be expected to participate fully in scientific discussions, problem solving and experimental design and develop one or more specific projects within this framework. You should have a broad range of molecular biology skills and will provide the “wet-bench” experimental component to a programme of work involving extensive use of next-generation sequencing approaches.

You will have a PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology or related field, clear evidence of research productivity and a passion for scientific discovery. Experience with chromatin immunoprecipitation and related assays of chromatin structure is desirable, though not essential. The post provides excellent opportunities for career development and training.

This full-time position is fixed-term for 3 years with the possibility of of extension.

Further particulars, including details on how to apply and links to further information, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 18 August 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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