Research Assistant in X Chromosome inactivation research

University of Oxford
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332 - £38,205
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
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Research Assistant in X Chromosome inactivation research

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford


Salary (£) : £32,332 - £38,205 per annum

Location: Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for up to 2 years in the first instance

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the lab of Professor Neil Brockdorff who will have responsibility for the provision of research support for our programme of investigating the molecular mechanisms of X chromosome inactivation.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the UKRI for up to 2 years in the first instance.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

About you

You will hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area and have prior experience of working in a molecular biology laboratory. You will have a keen interest in X chromosome inactivation/epigenetics research fields and have experience with performing mammalian tissue culture techniques. Experience with performing CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is essential, together with experience with general molecular biology. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are expected. Experience with protein purification and primer design would be advantageous.

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online

Only applications received before 12 noon on Tuesday 9th April 2024 can be considered. with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 171859 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 09-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 32332 - 38205

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