Postdoctoral Research Assistant
China Oxford Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7FX
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute.
You will be responsible for planning and carrying out cutting edge laboratory
research, guided by the senior member of the group, and generating and keeping
records of all experimental results.
You will carry out regular processing of blood/tissue samples from patients
and maintaining the record of all the samples stored. You will help with
culturing and characterising antigen-specific T cell lines and T cell clones
by ELISPOT, ELISA, flow cytometry, Luminex assay, and Virus Suppression Assay
etc, as well as training new PhD, undergraduate students and visiting
You will be responsible for developing ideas for generating research income,
and presenting detailed research proposals to senior researchers, collaborate
in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally
present papers and posters, and act as a source of information and advice to
other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental
techniques. You will also carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in
partner institutions, and research groups, and comply with due regard to the
University's Equal Opportunities and Data Protection policies. You will
participate in and support the public engagement and widening access
activities of the Department and the University, and undertake mandatory
training as required by the University, Division and Department.
It is essential that you hold a PhD (or close to completion) with relevant
experience, such as immunology or cell biology. You will have experience with
collecting human sample and data management of clinical cohort studies,
experience in good tissue culture (e.g., blood/tissue sample processing,
maintenance of primary T cells), experience in working with high titre
Category 3 viruses, including virus propagation, titration and solid
experience of flow cytometry skills including sample preparation, sample
acquisition, and data analysis with Flowjo. You will have the ability to
manage own academic research and associated activities, work co-operatively as
part of a team, as well as independently, whilst taking personal
responsibility for assigned tasks and excellent communication skills,
including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and
results, and represent the research group at meeting
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 until 12 December
2024 and is funded by the DHSC project/task and CAMS Core grant.
Only applications received before 12 midday on 1 August 2022 will be
considered. Please quote 158552 on all correspondence.
Contact Person : Irene Katusiime Vacancy ID : 158552
Contact Phone : 01865287678 Closing Date & Time : 01-Aug-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : recruitment@NDM.ox.ac.uk
Salary (£) : £33,309 - £40,927 per annum