Research Assistant

University of Oxford
December 07, 2022
Offerd Salary:£30,502 – £36,386
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Contract Type:fixed-term contract
Working Time:Negotigation
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Research Assistant

Department of Paediatrics, Wood Research Group, Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine IDRM, Old Road Campus, Oxford

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join Professor Matthew Wood's laboratory and undertake a project utilizing oligonucleotides and small molecules for the therapeutic treatment of neuromuscular diseases such as Spinal Muscular Dystrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day execution of the project, in particular animal experiments, optimising new experimental protocols and analysing results. You will be familiar with processing and analyzing animal tissue. You will also collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and the presentation of papers.

You must hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant area of research. You will need to demonstrate having experience in animal handling and colony management, with expertise in drug administration and assessment of motor phenotype testing desirable. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.

You will be based in the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM), Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Oxford. The position is funded by MRC. It is a fixed-term contract until 30 October 2023.

You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.

This role meets the criteria for a UK Skilled Worker visa.

To discuss the post in more detail, please contact Professor Matthew Wood using the contact details below.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 7 December 2022 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact Person : Professor Matthew Wood Vacancy ID : 161313 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 07-Dec-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : Salary (£) : Grade 6: £30,502 – £36,386 per annum (with a discretionary range to £39,745 per annum)

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