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Laboratory Research Assistant

Botnar Research Centre

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Dec 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,614 - £33,309 p.a.
  • REF: 154939
  • Closes: 17th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

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Laboratory Research Assistant

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford

Grade 6: £29,614 – £33,309 p.a.

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic Laboratory Research Assistant to join the group of Professor Stephanie Dakin (https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/research/research-groups/soft-tissue-joint-disease-dakin-group). You will be based in the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford.

As a Laboratory Research Assistant you will work as part of a team and support molecular biology aspects of a project focusing on tendinopathy, a common inflammatory fibrotic disease for which there are currently no effective treatments. These activities can comprise of various cellular assays, cell and organoid culture techniques, histology, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, RT-qPCR, FACS, cell sorting and preparation of patient samples for spatial transcriptomics.
You will also be responsible for general laboratory management and administration of a cell biology research lab, including stock control of laboratory consumables and patient-derived cells. You will select, follow, and adapt experimental laboratory protocols, contribute data and comments to scientific reports and journal articles and part take in discussions and sharing of research findings with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups including lab meetings and meetings with collaborators.

You will hold a BSc degree or equivalent experience in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry. Considerable laboratory experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques including culture of primary human cells, processing of human tissues, histology, flow cytometry and RT-qPCR as well as excellent communication skills and confidence and ability to manage your own research activities are essential. Experience of contributing to reports and articles for publication, as evidenced by contribution to publications and experience of working with 3D organoid models and spatial transcriptomics are desirable.

This is a part-time (0.75 FTE) fixed-term appointment for 3 years.

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