Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cardiac Developmental Biology

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 Oct 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Dr Duncan Sparrow’s laboratory to work on a project focused on investigating the environmental causes of congenital heart disease (CHD), using wild type and genetically-modified mouse models.

You must hold, or be near completion of, a PhD/DPhil in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, genetics or a related science. You must have experience working with animal models of development and/or cardiovascular diseases, preferably experience with mice. You will have a high level of technical competence in developmental, molecular and/or cell biology methods and techniques eg mouse embryology and histology, fluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation, ability to communicate your findings in a scholarly manner in writing as well as orally in English. Must have, or be capable of obtaining, a Home Office PILB (or better) to conduct required procedures.

Your duties will include progressing individual projects and utilising all laboratory techniques, protocols, methodologies and equipment as required to complete studies. You will attend and present at research meetings with the research group and individually with the principal investigator. You will carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups.

This post will be funded for up to 5 years by the British Heart Foundation. The postholder will be based predominantly at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes pension, childcare assistance and leisure facilities.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 23 October 2017. Interviews are likely to be held the week beginning Monday 30 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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