Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Transcriptional Gene Silencing and its Role in Disease

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

South Parks Road, Oxford

This is a post for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Assistant interested in studying mechanisms of transcription, RNA and their role in DNA damage response in Dr Monika Gullerova's laboratory.

You will manage own academic research and administrative activities; adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, and be able to review and refine working hypotheses as appropriate. You should have a PhD or equivalent in a related subject. You should have relevant experience in bioinformatics and experience with handling sequencing data such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and others; sequencing data aligners such as bowtie/BWA and splicing-aware aligners (STAR, HISAT2); differential gene expression analysis (e.g. DESeq, edger); sequencing data processing utilities such as samtools, bedtools and others.

The postholder will be responsible for carrying out research based on original and published data. Applications from ambitious and committed applicants are particularly welcome. Previous experience in relevant research area is appreciated, but not essential.

To apply please upload a CV and cover letter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 January 2018. Interviews will be held in March 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=132064

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