Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cardiovascular Inflammation and Metabolism

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 May 2019

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised postdoctoral research assistant to work in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine’s laboratories at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (, a world class molecular medicine research facility located on the University of Oxford’s Old Road campus, co-located with major research institutes, facilities and hospitals. A major responsibility and opportunity for you will be to maintain and develop the well-established collaboration with Professor David Greaves’ laboratory in the Dunn School of Pathology ( supported by the BHF Programme Grant.

You will take a leading role in a team with other postdoctoral research assistants, students, technical staff and fellows, on the roles of immune cell function in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis. Specifically, you will be responsible for leading a major part of the work supported by the Greaves-Channon labs’ British Heart Foundation Programme Grant. Your work will include genetic mouse models and you will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, including local an external collaborations.

You will hold a PhD or DPhil in a relevant discipline (such as biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular and cell biology or natural sciences) and have proven track record in high-quality peer-reviewed publications. You will have expertise as a postdoc scientist in working with targeted/conditional/inducible genetic mouse models, and functional, FACS, molecular and biochemical studies in isolated immune cells. Experience in the field of cardiovascular inflammation and metabolism would be desirable.

This is a full-time appointment on a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2020. You will be based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford.

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 Thursday 23 May 2019 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 10 June 2019.

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