Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

August 1, 2022


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 scholars. In addition, you will also help with setting up in-vitro virus assays to evaluate anti-viral activity of SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells, including optimising different target cells for virus infection.

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 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, and also 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 158553 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Irene Katusiime Vacancy ID : 158553 Contact Phone : 01865287678 Closing Date & Time : 01-Aug-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

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