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Research Assistant

University of Oxford - RDM Cardiovascular Medicine

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,176 to £34,804 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th September 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: 142867

RDM Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford 

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised Research Assistant to work in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine supporting the work of the Channon/Crabtree group – supported by a British Heart Foundation Programme Grant. The group has a leading track record of work in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis, combining molecular techniques in cell culture, targeted genetic mouse models and studies using clinical material. You will be responsible for delivering and overseeing some of the key aspects of the group’s work, including management of animal colonies, group resources and specific analytical capabilities such as HPLC. The post will also provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians, and PhD and project students, and will participate in wider laboratory management within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. 

You will be actively take responsibility for the ordering of core/shared reagents and consumables in the laboratory and oversee animal usage and rigorous colony management to optimise cage usage. We also anticipate that you would independently carry out small scale projects that contribute to larger research programmes, to co-ordinate with multiple aspects of work in the laboratory, to meet publication and/or grant deadlines 

You will hold a BSc, PhD or equivalent qualification, with significant relevant experience working in a research laboratory and hold a Home Office personal license. We also require you to have extensive ‘hands on’ experience with biochemical and molecular techniques such as PCR, Western blotting and HPLC. Previous experience culturing primary cells and immortalised cell lines would be desirable. 

This is a full-time appointment on a fixed-term until 31 January 2021. You will be based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. 

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 30 September 2019 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place in mid - end October 2019. 

Closing Date: 30-SEP-2019 12:00

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