Post-doctoral Research Assistant
OCDEM, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LE
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant
position in the David Ray group within OCDEM on a highly prestigious Wellcome
programme of research.
This programme builds on recent discoveries from our group, which have
identified the importance of biological timing mechanisms in the resolution of
inflammation, and the development of co-morbidities in chronic inflammatory
disease. We are now building an interdisciplinary team of exceptional early
career scientists to move forward in this field, and make the next major
You will join a well-resourced team with a track record of major discoveries
and moving fellows into permanent academic positions. We have unique and
innovative models, both in-vivo and in-vitro, which allow entirely new
biological insights into circadian control of inflammation, and energy
metabolism. We make extensive use of genomics approaches, combined with
We build on unique strengths coupling circadian biology and genomic science,
and will use CRISPR, and genetic engineering approaches to investigate novel
pathways regulating myeloid cell function. We can couple this genetic approach
to chemical biology interventions, such as those we have recently pioneered to
target circadian clock components.
Outputs: There is an expectation that the candidate will publish in high-
impact journals, present at international meetings, drive project progression,
and capitalise on the joint academic stakeholders at the Universities of
Oxford, and Manchester. There is considerable scope to pursue exciting new
biological pathways emerging from the discovery platforms.
You will have an interest in or experience of inflammation biology, energy
metabolism, and circadian biology. Some experience of in-vivo physiology is
desirable. A relevant PHD is essential, the post-holder will also be expected
to have familiarity with statistical methods, previous publications and
experience of presentations. The post-holder will generate and analyse novel,
cell type targeted transgenic mice. They will also be expected to present work
at national meetings.
The position is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance,
funded with a Wellcome Trust investigator award, which we will seek to renew
with the possibility for extension.
The position will be based at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital, Oxford. The post is
funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Please quote reference 152233 on all correspondence. You will be required to
upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 August 2021 can be
considered. Interviews will be held in the afternoon of 09 September 2021.
Contact Person : Supprina Thebe Vacancy ID : 152233
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 18-Aug-2021 12:00
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org