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Postdoctoral/Postgraduate Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University - Health and Life Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,487
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st January 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 161079

£30,487 rising to £32,982

Full Time, Fixed Term - Researcher

This 2-year post is part of the BBSRC funded research project titled “Investigating the specification and evolution of organ size in Drosophila”, a collaboration between Dr Dani Santos-Nunes (Oxford Brookes University, UK), Professor Alistair McGregor (Durham University, UK) and Professor Nic Tapon (Francis Crick Institute).

This project aims to investigate the cellular and genetic determinants of final organ size and how these evolve to make organs of different size between species.

We are looking for an experienced researcher to provide technical support in Drosophila husbandry, setting up genetic crosses, carrying out molecular biology and cell culture preparation and experiments, and generating and microinjecting constructs. The work is to be conducted in the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP.

Research in the department is supported by our Centres for Bioimaging and Functional Genomics which house cutting edge equipment. We are part of the Euro-bioimaging network and play an active role in University cross-departmental research networks. 

How to apply. 

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button on the Oxford Brookes vacancy page. You will be routed to this when you click on the above “Apply” button. Submit your application and include cover letter and full academic CV. 

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies/working-at-brookes.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

Interviews are expected to take place in March 2024.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Closing Date: 03-Mar-2024

Location: Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus

For more information: pdteam-operations@brookes.ac.uk

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