Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cell Based High Throughput Screening for Neurodegeneration

University of Oxford - Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ODDI), Department of Medicine

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cell Based High Throughput Screening for Neurodegeneration who will be responsible for developing cellular assays relevant to neurodegenerative diseases, scaling them down to microtiter format and running phenotypic or target based screenings using CRISPR, si/shRNA or small molecule compound libraries. 

You will be a highly organised and productive member of a growing high throughput screening team aiming to manage and deliver multiple projects per year, as well as of the ODDI aiming to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of dementia. We actively encourage scientists from all disease backgrounds, but with the necessary assay development and cellular screening experience to apy.

You will have a PhD or equivalent expertise, with considerable practical laboratory training and technical expertise in all aspects of high content imaging cellular techniques with particular emphasis on developing and validating cell based assays. You will have experience in managing several complex projects simultaneously and have meticulous record keeping skill. In addition an established record of authorship and/or examples of successful assay development implemented into high throughput screening format and some experience supporting collaborative grant applications by providing technical scientific input is a desired requirement. 

This full-time position is fixed-term for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, 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. Please provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now.

The closing date for this position will be 12.00 noon on Monday 25 September 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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