Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN
We have and exciting opportunity to join a discovery team focusing on neurodegenerative diseases, and to develop a range of valuable laboratory techniques as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cell Biology
You will join our team carrying out experimental work in cell biology and neuroscience, with the aim to study mechanisms of neurodegeneration caused by defective endocytosis and vesicle acidification. You will take part in basic cell biology-based research in areas such as cell culture, transfection, Western blotting, DNA amplification and purification, confocal imaging, genotyping. You will be responsible for keeping accurate records of work, including data entry into computerised databases, plus implementation of clear pipelines and logical nomenclature for sample tracking and to test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.
It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in Cell Biology or Pharmacy, together with experience in cell-based assays for organelle acidification and in live imaging of cells and neurons. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes and will be able to manage your own research and administrative activities. Excellent communication skills and evidence of ability to work and communicate in a multi-disciplinary team is also essential for this role.
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 for 3 years and is funded by the Wellcome Investigator Grant.
Only applications received before 12 midday on Tuesday 13 February 2024 will be considered. Please quote 170906 on all correspondence.
Contact Person : Margarita Monroy Vacancy ID : 170906 Contact Phone : 01865287757 Closing Date & Time : 13-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Salary in range £36,024 - £40,521 per annum