Postgraduate Research Assistant in Cardiovascular Biology

University of Oxford - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford


We are looking for a highly motivated graduate research assistant with a BSc 2:1 or higher and/or an MSc in a relevant discipline, with experience in biochemistry and molecular cell biology, and an interest in cardiovascular health and disease. You will use molecular and primary cell culture models to study the role of nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species on cellular redox signalling and metabolism.

Your main duties will involve primary cell culture, seahorse bioanalysis, and the preparation of samples for metabolomic and proteomic studies by mass spectrometry. You will have recent experience in these areas and be well organised with excellent interpersonal skills. A willingness to learn new techniques and skills is essential. Proven experience in cardiovascular science is desirable.

This full-time post is available immediately and is funded by a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Mark J Crabtree for a fixed-term of 2 years. The laboratory is located at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford which provides an outstanding working environment, with excellent core facilities and opportunities for interactions.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV as part of your online application. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 27 October 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place mid-November 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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