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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £36,914 Grade 7, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th September 2020
Closes: 11th November 2020
Job Ref: 147548

We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Associate Professor Arnon’s Group at the Kennedy Institute, to work within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. You will be a member of a research group with the aims to explore molecular and dynamic mechanisms that regulate the activation and homeostasis of the immune system.

You will take responsibility for planning, execution and analysis of high-quality research, ensuring the validity and reliability of data at all times. You will adapt existing scientific techniques and experimental protocols and develop new ones, when relevant, as well as submit publications to high quality referred journals. You will also have motivation and wiliness to apply for external funds, when relevant.

You must hold a relevant phD/Dphil in immunology or cell biology (or near completion) and have extensive prior experience in immunology. Experience in in vivio work using mouse models and advance analysis of cells or tissues by microscopy is essential. You must have an excellent publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals; at least one first author publication in a journal with an impact factor of 4 or above is required. Preferentially in the field of immunology
You must have an excellent work ethic and a willingness to work flexibly. Experience with CRISPR based and similar approaches in primary cells and a familiarity with structural organisation of secondary lymphoid organs is desirable. Please contact Tal Arnon directly for more specific scientific details (tal.arnon@kennedy.ox.ac.uk).

This is a fixed-term, full time position for 2 years.

Due to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: 

  • A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • University security screening (eg identity checks)                                                                                     

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 11 November 2020. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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