Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immunology and Cell Signalling

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist to join an active research group studying monocyte and macrophage signalling pathways in immune-metabolism and inflammation. Professor Greaves’s group studies multiple aspects of monocyte and macrophage biology including metabolism, regulation of macrophage chemotaxis and phagocytosis as well as studying macrophage differentiation in vitro and in vivo. Our aim is to provide a more detailed mechanistic understanding of the role of macrophage biology in inflammation and to identify novel pathways for development of anti-inflammatory drugs.

The postholder will contribute to on-going projects studying the properties of G protein coupled receptors that respond to host metabolites in models of inflammation. The postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including research assistants, graduate students and project students. There will be opportunities to contribute to undergraduate teaching as well.

You should hold or being close to completion a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience in cell biology or genetics, have experience in general molecular biology and cell biology techniques as well as experience of contributing to publications/presentations and ability to bring new research findings to publication. Many of our experiments involve the use of human and murine primary cells. Experience of pre-clinical models of disease is not essential but would be helpful. Training will be available in all aspects of the work, especially with less standard protocols. It is expected that the applicant will be familiar with the majority of standard techniques.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years available from 1 April 2018. 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 Monday 8 January 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday 19 January 2018.

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: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131377

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