Research Technician in Cell Biology

University of Oxford - OCDEM

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team from the Hodson and Karpe laboratories and will undertake a series of in vitro projects to develop a new cellular model for the culture of human lipid-laden cells (i.e. adipocytes, hepatocytes) that will be used to investigate cell development and metabolic function under the supervision of Dr Katherine Pinnick.

The post holder will be responsible for both supporting and undertaking in vitro studies to develop 3-dimensional (3D) cell culture systems e.g. scaffolds, gel matrices and spheroids. Although full training will be given in a variety of assays, the person appointed will be expected to work independently on most tasks or in collaboration with the support of colleagues. Methods will include the maintenance and differentiation of human primary preadipocytes and human preadipocyte/hepatocyte cell lines, and the analysis of lipid accumulation, hormone secretion, gene expression and protein expression analysis.

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 24 months in the first instance. Please quote Reference 133953 in all correspondence

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 30 March 2018 can be considered.

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