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Postdoctoral Researcher - STING Signalling

University of Oxford - Department of Oncology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th June 2019
Closes: 19th July 2019
Job Ref: 141323


We are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in molecular biology and in vivo experience to join a new lab under the leadership of Dr. Eileen Parkes in the Old Road Campus Research Building. This position is full-time and available from September 2019. You will be part of an innovative project investigating the impact of STING signalling on tumour behaviour and response to therapy, with a key role in developing and characterising in vitro and in vivo models.

As a member of a growing research team you will perform and manage your own academic research, contributing to the overall planning of the project and experimental design. You will work with other postdoctoral researchers, technicians, PhD and project students undertaking related projects, and contribute to their training. You will also have the opportunity to interact with scientists engaged in relevant areas of research in Oxford.

After induction it will be important to be able to work without supervision, taking a structured and organised approach, combined with enthusiasm. Adaptability and willingness to tackle a variety of tasks and learn relevant new techniques will be beneficial.

A PhD/DPhil in molecular biology related to oncology is essential for this role, along with demonstrable experience, ability and success in in vitro and in vivo studies, with a relevant publication record including first author publication(s). You will also be a personal licence holder and have demonstrable experience with relevant in vivo models, including subcutaneous, intraperitoneal and intravenous injections. Experience of working with ionising radiation will also be an essential requirement.

This is a full-time post, fixed-term until 31 March 2022 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 Friday 19 July 2019.

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