Research Assistant in High-Throughput Genomics

University of Oxford - Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in High-Throughput Genomics to work at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

You will carry out service projects, primarily in next-generation sequencing, in accordance with standard operating procedures for sample handling and performing complex experimental procedures.

You will work to strict deadlines on a wide variety of genomics applications assigned by the Library Team manager. You will also work closely with senior scientists to ensure that projects progress smoothly through established pipelines, keeping accurate records with a variety of laboratory information management systems.

You will have a BSc in biological sciences with demonstrable knowledge in molecular biology. You will have experience of performing complex experimental procedures following SOPs, with demonstrable manual dexterity and respect for precision high-cost equipment. You will have the ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently, delivering results to a high standard and to an agreed schedule. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively within a team.

The position is funded by Genomic Services Income and is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Please quote reference 130687 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 27 September 2017 can be considered.

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:

Closing Date: 27-SEP-2017 12:00

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