|Salary:||£30,502 to £36,386 per annum. Grade 6|
|Placed On:||20th March 2023|
|Closes:||27th April 2023|
Location: RDM Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
We are seeking a highly motivated Postgraduate Research Assistant to join our team of researchers developing genetic therapies for inherited cardiomyopathies. We have recently been awarded the BHF Big Beat Challenge award, a £30 million grant aiming to find genetic cures for inherited cardiomyopathies.
You will work under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Sparrow and Prof. Hugh Watkins in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. As a research assistant you will culture induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and differentiate them into cardiomyocytes; you will also be involved in genetic editing approaches in these cells and other cellular and molecular experiments. You will analyse data from experiments and present them internally (group meetings). Training will be provided for specialist techniques, such as cardiac differentiation and editing approaches. You will also be involved in the general maintenance of the laboratory. You will be required to work flexible hours (including some weekend work) as necessary.
You are required to hold a BSc 2:1 or higher and / or MSc degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. Developmental, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or Natural Sciences) and have proven recent experience in cell culture of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) or similar cells. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome-editing or other genetic editing approaches would be desirable.
This is a full time appointment on a fixed term contract for 3 years and you will be based at the West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 27 April 2023 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 11 May 2023.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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