Research Assistant

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 28 May 2021

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Research Assistant in Cell and Molecular Biology of Transcription Factors, with proven experience in modern cell-biology and molecular biology methods involving mammalian cell lines, to work within the Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Program of the Rastinejad group at the NDM Research Building in Oxford.

As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects to meet deadlines and to establish a variety of mammalian cell-lines for assay utilisation. You will develop workflows for cell biology and molecular biology experiments using state-of the art assays and protocols, as well as maintaining a database, to run reports and interpret results. You will act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques, and you will advise on matters relating to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Health and Safety, COSHH sheets and other regulations. You will also represent the research group at external meetings and seminars, either with other members of the group or alone.

You will hold a first degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related area. You will have experience in modern methods of molecular biology including cloning, protein expression, cell-based functional assays, and conducting dose-responsive cell-based assays to monitor gene expression. You will also possess the ability to communicate results clearly and effectively, and to discuss scientific ideas within the work environment.

The position is fixed-term, full-time for 24 months in the first instance and is funded by the Wellcome. 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.

  Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 28 May 2021 can be considered. Please quote reference 150995 on all correspondence.

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