Research Assistant in Cancer Biology

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 16 Oct 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Cancer Biology to work at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

You will undertake work, predominantly including sample and library preparation for genomic and transcriptomic sequencing and will assist with the running and analysis of these data. You will also contribute to other studies within the Leedham and Church labs, using techniques such as genotyping, mutation screening, planning mouse crosses, making transgenics, undertaking basic procedures of husbandry, cell culture and analysis, tissue preparation and analysis, functional assays and other work as necessary.

You will have a degree in molecular biology or in a relevant subject with an experience of basic methods of molecular genetics. You will have the ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently, delivering results to a high standard and to an agreed schedule. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work effectively within a team.

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is fixed-term until 31 March 2020.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 130464 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 16 October 2017 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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