Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT
Full-time, fixed-term until 30/04/2024.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the work of the Cardiac Metabolic Imaging Research Group based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics. The post is funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the successful candidate will be reporting to Prof. Damian Tyler. The Research Assistant will be required to support the post- doctoral scientists and graduate students in the group by carrying out a range of tasks involved in the day to day running of the research group. Applications are encouraged from those with an academic interest in cardiac disease, magnetic resonance imaging/spectroscopy, cellular physiology and/or molecular biology.
Your duties will include: assisting with and performing surgical procedures required to create animal models of cardiac disease (A full period of training will be provided); carry out general maintenance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems, (again, a full period of training will be provided); conducting biological assays and Western blotting to support and validate in vivo experiments; carry out general laboratory maintenance, e.g. ordering consumables, preparation of buffers etc.; contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects; determine the most appropriate methodologies to test hypotheses, and identify suitable alternatives if technical problems arise; select, follow, and adapt experimental protocols; gather, analyse, and present scientific data from a variety of sources; contribute to scientific reports and journal articles and the presentation of data/papers.
You must hold, or be close to completion of, a first degree. Previous laboratory experience is required, and it is essential that the post holder has experience in some/all of the duties and responsibilities listed in the Job Description. The successful candidate must demonstrate enthusiasm and responsibility, excellent organizational skills and a willingness to work independently and as part of a team. You must have, or be capable of obtaining, a Home Office personal licence with relevant authority to conduct required procedures. Professional training can be provided if you do not already have a personal licence. You will also have excellent IT skills, along with good record keeping and strong oral and written communication skills. The Research Assistant must be adaptable, keen to learn new techniques and continue their professional development throughout the length of the contract.
The post is available from January 2023.
The post will be based in The Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics, Sherrington Building, Sherrington Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Damian Tyler - [email protected]
Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 2nd December.
Interviews are likely to be held in w/c 12th December.
While this is a full-time role, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally. – DPAG Statement of Inclusion.
Contact Person : Storm Fletcher Vacancy ID : 161526 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 02-Dec-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 30,502 - 33,314