|Salary:||£30,502 to £39,745 per annum|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||3rd March 2023|
Location: William Dunn School, South Parks Road Oxford, OX1 3RE and other affiliated buildings
Salary: Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 per annum, with a discretionary range up to £39,745
We have an exciting opportunity for three highly motivated Research Assistants to join the Ineos-Oxford Institute for AMR Research within the Mathematical, Engineering and Life Sciences Division. The IOI is a vibrant, enthusiastic, innovative and strategic enterprise in an internationally leading position to make a real difference in rapidly advancing research, education and collaboration in search of solutions to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Your primary responsibility will be will providing research support for a multidisciplinary programme investigating the science behind developing new antibiotics and providing the evidence to support transformational change in the way we tackle antimicrobial resistance. You will be responsible for managing your research and administrative activities and contributing to the wider project planning, including new research activities. We are looking for someone motivated, with a flexible approach to work and the ability to work in a team. This post will ideally suit someone with experience supporting research and there will be opportunities provided within the IOI for professional development.
It is essential that you hold, or be close to completion of, a BSc degree in biological science or have relevant experience in a research environment. You will have sufficient skills in microbial culture, PCR, MALDI-TOF MS species identification and gDNA extraction, and other standard microbiology techniques. You will have experience in following and adapting standard operating procedures, selecting appropriate experimental methodologies, and troubleshooting. It is essential that you have excellent time management skills and are adaptive and creative in solving problems and dealing with change. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential for the role as there is a requirement to contribute to reports, journals and presentations.
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.
These posts will be based at the William Dunn School, South Parks Road Oxford, OX1 3RE.
This is a full-time fixed term post until 31st December 2025 in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 3rd March and interviews are likely to be scheduled for 10th/13th March.
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