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Research Assistant in Functional Genomics

University of Oxford - Department of Oncology, MRC WIMM, John Radcliffe Hospital

Location: Oxford
Salary: £28,660 to £34,189 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2019
Closes: 31st July 2019
Job Ref: 141170

Department of Oncology, MRC WIMM, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant in Functional Genomics, working under the direct supervision of Dr Benjamin Fairfax, who has extensive experience in functional genomics and human immunology in healthy volunteers and cancer patients. The Fairfax group’s research programme has three complementary themes: Genomic and transcriptomic predictors of response to cancer immunotherapy; eQTL analyses with specific reference to cell type and environment; DNA methylation across conditions

The successful candidate will play a key role in this research, coordinating sample collection, resource allocation, experimentation and assisting in the development of new data and approaches. Additionally, you will work with collaborating NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (OxBRC) researchers in the fields of both autoimmunity and cancer treatment.

You will require a good undergraduate degree in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field. You will also require relevant experience in tissue culture, standard molecular biology techniques and immunological assays.  A good publication record and experience of next generation sequencing and functional genomic protocols will be advantageous.

This is a full-time post for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.

All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 31 July 2019. Interviews are scheduled for 14 August 2019

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