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Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

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: 17th December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: 154795

We are seeking a motivated Research Assistant to join the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will be responsible for managing your own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues, and operating laboratory equipment used for all aspects of cell/molecular biology/biochemistry. You will determine the most appropriate methodologies to test hypotheses and identify suitable alternatives if technical problems arise, and be responsible for overseeing the daily housekeeping of the laboratory area and performing any other comparable duties as may be required to ensure the efficient running of the laboratory.

It is essential that you hold a degree, together with some experience with molecular biology or biochemistry techniques and knowledge in biochemical assay optimisation, quality control or automation. You will be highly organised, have excellent attention to detail, with the ability to handle precious clinical samples, manage a varied workload under pressure and meet deadlines. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, including the ability to present data in written and verbal forms, and have a flexible approach to work, with the ability to work independently using own initiative and as part of a team, supporting colleagues, when necessary, with tasks or requests.

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 position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years, and is funded by Ludwig.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Monday 31 January 2022 will be considered. Please quote 154795 on all correspondence.

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