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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tendinopathy

Botnar Research Centre

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 03rd Dec 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £38,587 p.a.
  • REF: 154878
  • Closes: 17th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tendinopathy

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

Grade 7: £33,309 – £38,587 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tendinopathy to join a dynamic research group led by Principal Investigator Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin (https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/research/research-groups/soft-tissue-joint-disease-dakin-group). You will be based at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.

As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tendinopathy you will be working on an exciting collaborative and translational project between the Soft Tissue Joint Disease Lab Group and an industrial collaborator. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, manage your own academic research and contribute ideas for new research projects & income generation. You will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters. You will be expected to act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques and to carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups, as well as with the industrial sponsor.

You will hold a PhD or DPhil (or be near completion) in the biomedical sciences, together with relevant research experience. Experience of computational bioinformatic analysis (including bulk & single cell RNAseq datasets, spatial transcriptomics, multiplex immunostaining of tissue sections and imaging using confocal microscopy/comparable technology are essential. Tissue culture experience including working with primary human cells and/or 3D organoids are also required. A comprehensive understanding of the biology of inflammatory fibrotic disease together with previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations are essential. 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.

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