Research Assistant in Functional Genomics

University of Oxford - Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, (RDM), Churchill Hospital


We are seeking an enthusiastic research assistant in Functional Genomics to work within a vibrant research team headed by Professors Anna Gloyn and Mark McCarthy at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) at the University of Oxford Churchill Hospital site.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team from the Gloyn and McCarthy laboratories trying to understand the mechanisms by which genetic variants alter risk for Type 2 Diabetes.

The postholder will have responsibility for both supporting and undertaking several key aspects of work within the lab including sample processing, DNA and RNA extraction from multiple human tissues, and organisation of mammalian cell culture work performed within our laboratories. You will be responsible for managing your own time and resources within the context of the role, and the requirements and objectives associated with the post. The postholder will support the work of the group and post-docs within the team.

Candidates should have a degree in molecular biology, human genetics, biochemistry, or a closely related field. Candidates should have significant relevant laboratory experience including extensive practical experience in the culture, maintenance, and manipulation of mammalian cells, and previous experience with DNA and RNA extraction.

The position is full-time, fixed-term for two years in the first instance and funded by the Wellcome Trust, MRC, and IMI.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 25 September 2017 can be considered.

Please quote reference 131047 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Closing Date: 25-SEP-2017 12:00

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