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Research Assistant in Cancer Genetics and Biology

University of Oxford - Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,176 to £34,804 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2021
Closes: 10th March 2021
Job Ref: 149565

Old Campus Road, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Research Assistant to join the Wellcome Centre of Human Genetics, to assist with the molecular characterisation of human tumours and generation and analysis of functional models. This new position will support a collaborative team led by Dr David Church. 

You will undertake laboratory work as required in molecular and functional genetics, taking responsibility for sample preparation, genotyping, mutation screening, and analysis of tumours, cell culture, and genetic manipulation. You will undertake quality control and preparing data for review, as well as collate and present data for laboratory work. This is an exciting, research role with focus principally on helping to define the mechanisms and consequences of genomic instability in colorectal and endometrial cancers, with flexibility to contribute to other projects.

You will hold a BSc Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, and have demonstrable academic and technical ability. You will have a good ability to work both as part of a team and with some degree of independence, in conjunction with the commitment to work to high standards. Good written and electronic communication skills are essential when collating and presenting data for other laboratory work.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. 

This post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract until 31 August 2022, and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

Please quote **149565** on all correspondence. Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 10 March 2021 will be considered.

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