Research Assistant in Molecular Biology

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Research Assistant to join our research group. The post holder must have a BSc in a relevant subject (microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or biomedical science), and preferably be familiar with concepts of bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions. Candidates with practical experience in molecular microbiology would be especially welcome. Candidates must have good communication skills and the ability to effectively manage research projects. Good organisational skills and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.

The post holder’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct research under direct supervision of a postdoctoral scientist, and to contribute to the general smooth running of the laboratory. The project will involve studying host-microbe and inter-bacterial interactions using a range of molecular biology, cell culture, microscopy and biochemical techniques. In addition the post holder will generate mutant Neisseria sp. and screen these mutants with a range of assays which have been developed in the lab.

If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 25 October 2017, and the interviews will be held between 8 and 10 November 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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