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Research Assistant in Single Cell Genomics

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Medicine

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 with a discretionary range to £38,587 per annum. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: 153176
Location: Nuffield Department of Medicine, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Research Assistant to join the Oxford Genomics Centre Single Cell Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Oxford Network for Single-Cell Biology, which spearheads single-cell genomics' deployment across the University.

As a Research Assistant you will be responsible for analysing QC assays on customer samples or libraries. You will implement a range of molecular biology tasks, according to standard protocols, ranging from simple assays (sample quantitation and PCR) to complex workflows (library preparation), manually and/or with the assistance of automation. You will provide assistance and troubleshooting to users of the Oxford Genomics Centre (OGC) service within the Centre, and be responsible with team members for the daily housekeeping of the laboratory area, including general maintenance of equipment, stock control of laboratory consumables, collecting goods from stores and unpacking shipments of reagents.

You will have a BSc in Biological Sciences and have demonstrable knowledge of molecular biology. You will have experience of performing complex experimental procedures following SOPs, and demonstrable manual dexterity and respect for precision high cost equipment. You will be able to organise and prioritise work efficiently delivering results to required standard and to an agreed schedule, and have a flexible approach to working. You will have excellent communication skills, and be able to work within a team effectively.

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 30 November 2023, and is funded by the Department.

Please quote 153176 on all correspondence. Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 27 September 2021 will be considered.

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