Research Assistant in Genome Engineering

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated research assistant to join our Genome Engineering Oxford (GEO) centre. You will be working in the Genome Engineering Oxford (GEO) centre based in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. You will be actively involved in establishing, developing and optimising gene editing techniques, as well as designing and testing new/established genetically encoded synthetic biological circuits. You will also be involved in other projects including the design, assembly and testing of CRISPR nucleases in mammalian and insect cell culture systems.

You should have a first degree in biochemistry, (molecular) biology, genetics or a related subject or relevant experience, and have a strong background in molecular biology techniques. Good organisational skills and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.

For further details please see the job description below and for informal enquiries please contact Dr Joey Riepsaame (

To apply please upload a CV and cover letter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 12 January 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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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