Oxford-BMS Research Fellow

Botnar Research Centre

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.
  • REF: 154669
  • Closes: 20th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Oxford-BMS Research Fellow

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

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Oxford-BMS Research Fellow to join a dynamic research group led by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin and Co-Investigator Professor Christopher Buckley. This is an opportunity to work in the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford. The Oxford Medical Sciences Division in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) provide support for Fellowships through the Oxford-BMS Translational Research Fellowship Programme.

As an Oxford-BMS Research Fellow you will become a member of a dynamic research group with responsibility for working on an exciting collaborative and translational laboratory project within the Dakin Soft Tissue Joint Disease Group. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, managing and co-ordinating multiple projects to meet deadlines. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. The role includes adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and contributing ideas for new research projects. You will carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups, as well as with the industrial sponsor, and coordinate data and skills exchange between Oxford and BMS.

You will hold a PhD or DPhil (or near completion) in the biomedical sciences, together with relevant laboratory-based research experience. Experience of computational bioinformatic analysis including bulk & single cell RNAseq datasets, spatial transcriptomics, multiplex immunostaining of tissue sections and imaging using GE Cell Dive/ confocal microscopy / comparable technology are essential. Tissue culture experience including working with primary human cells and/or 3D organoids are also required. Previous experience of working within, or in collaboration with, pharmaceutical drug discovery programmes would be desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 years.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 20/12/2021. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Interviews will take place in January 2022.

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