Research Assistant (Histology)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Oct 2020

NDORMS, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7FY

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

We are seeking a Histology Research Assistant to join an established team providing an Institute-wide histology support service. The Kennedy Institute carries out basic and translational research into chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases. The major diseases of interest are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.

You will be expected to undertake the day to-day collection, preparation and cutting of tissue samples, histological scoring/analysis and presentation of data. You will liaise closely with individual research group leaders and develop protocols and standardise histological techniques. You will also be expected to provide advice and training in histological techniques for other members of the team.

You will hold a BSc/MSc in Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent degree) as well as a specialist advanced qualification and/or experience of immunohistochemical techniques. You will have proven experience in tissue processing and histological sectioning, including experience with murine/human tissue and organs. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to organise and prioritise work with minimal supervision. You will also be expected to contribute to reports and be willing to undertake any necessary training. IT skills including the use of databases, word-processing and spread-sheets are essential; familiarity with the Human Tissue Act and previous experience in Rheumatology/Immunology research fields would be an advantage.
This is a full-time position for 3 years in the first instance.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 12 October 2020.

Closing Date: 12-OCT-2020 12:00

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