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Research Assistant in Molecular Genetics

University of Oxford - Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 p.a. grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th November 2021
Closes: 3rd December 2021
Job Ref: 154287

Location Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

Salary Grade 6: Salary £29,614 - £35,326 per annum

Research Project: De novo mutations and human disease

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic research assistant with good laboratory and organizational skills to join an existing research group led by Professor Anne Goriely. The post is available immediately and is funded by a 5-year Wellcome Investigator Award that aims to study ultra-rare pathogenic mutations in human testes and sperm and their impact on disease, genome biology and evolution through a multi-disciplinary approach.

You will have a first degree in Biological Sciences (i.e. Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline) and have relevant laboratory experience. Experience of molecular biology techniques and theoretical knowledge of Human Genetics and/or mutation analysis, particularly DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning and DNA sequencing technologies is essential. You will have the ability to manage your own work, plan experiments and perform administrative duties.  Good communication skills, including the ability to interact with other scientists and administrative staff as well as a meticulous approach to record-keeping and attention to detail are essential.

The position is available fixed term until 31.11.2025 and is funded by a Wellcome grant.

Informal enquiries should be directed by email to Professor Anne Goriely

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

The closing date for this position is 12 noon Friday 3 December 2021. Interviews to be held in late December/early January 2022.

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