Postgraduate Research Assistant
RDM Division of Cradiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3
Grade 6: £29,614- £35,326 per annum
We are looking for a well-trained, highly motivated and academically excellent
Research Assistant to join our research team. You will be a member of the
Inherited Heart Muscle Disease Group led by Professor Hugh Watkins FRS
FMedSci. The group has a long-established and productive programme of work
investigating the molecular and cellular basis of important inherited heart
muscle diseases (PMID: 21524215, 22456184, 29097735) and reflects an
exciting new stage in our understanding of the processes that cause cardiac
remodelling, with a particular focus on the role of immune cells in
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This pioneer work is fully funded within
a leading-edge programme provided by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
As the Research Assistant you will undertake research projects aimed at
understanding the role of immune cells in pathogenesis of HCM. As a Research
Assistant, you will also contribute to the projects of other researchers in
the lab and help with general lab management. The laboratory activities are
likely to include mouse colony management, assistance to mouse surgery,
genotyping, DNA/RNA extraction, real-time PCR, flow cytometry, cell sorting,
confocal microscopy, tissue section preparation, western blotting and cell
culture. The candidate will work with transgenic in vivo mouse models.
You will be required to hold a degree (first class or 2:1) in in immunology
/ cardiovascular or related biological sciences and have previous hands-on
experience with mouse models. Proven experience in flow cytometry / cell
sorting would be desirable.
This is a full time appointment on a fixed term contract until 09 September
2023 and you will be based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
(WTCHG), Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7BN.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to
upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection
criteria for the post.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 12 October 2021 can be
considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 28 October 2021.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Person : Harry Clarke Vacancy ID : 153110
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 12-Oct-2021 12:00
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org