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Research Assistant in Clinical Biochemistry / Haematology

University of Oxford - Investigative Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM)

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,176 to £34,804 p.a
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th October 2020
Closes: 29th October 2020
Job Ref: 148011

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - Investigative Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM), MRC Human Immunology Unit, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine,  University of Oxford, JR Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DS

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Research Assistant for a short-term project in the field of clinical biochemistry, haematology and iron biology. The project seeks to develop minimally-invasive means of identifying iron deficiency in neonates and infants, primarily focusing on quantification of the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin.

You will hold a degree in a subject related to biology, biochemistry or biomedical sciences, and have previous experience of associated laboratory techniques and following SOPs.
As post-holder, you will be responsible for validating and optimising an ELISA for quantifying hepcidin from low-volume samples and dried blood spots. You will have the ability to work constructively within a team, but also to work independently, managing your own research and administrative activities, including meticulous keeping of lab records. You will be able to analyse and interpret scientific data and have excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills.

The project will be based between the MRC Human Immunology Unit, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, and the Clinical Biochemistry laboratory, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (under an NHS honorary contract, and working under NHS regulations). This position is funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (Haematology Theme). 

The post is full time and fixed-term for 3 months (part-time will be considered 22.5 hours, fixed term until 31/03/2021).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 29 October 2020 will be considered.

Closing Date: 29-OCT-2020 12:00

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