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Postdoctoral Scientist in IGF Research

Surgical Sciences

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 21st Oct 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • REF: 153559
  • Closes: 18th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Postdoctoral Scientist in IGF Research

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Old Road Campus Research Centre, Headington

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 per annum

Postdoctoral Scientist in IGF Research

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 per annum

Location: Old Road Campus Research Centre, Headington, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed term for 22 months

Hours: Full-time

About the role

A full-time position as Postdoctoral Researcher is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr Valentine Macaulay. The project is co-funded by The Rosetrees Trust and The John Black Charitable Foundation. We are investigating insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) as treatment targets in prostate cancer, taking peptide-based chemical biology approaches to block IGF functions. This is an active collaboration with Professor Akane Kawamura, Professor of Chemical Biology, University of Newcastle.

The project requires a high level of technical competence in cell-based assays and molecular biology. Preferred candidates will also be proficient in chemical biology including protein production, solid phase peptide synthesis and biophysical assays. This post will suit highly motivated applicants with an interest in cancer and chemical biology, and with ability to work efficiently and with scientific rigor.

About you

The project requires a high level of technical competence in cell-based assays and molecular biology. Preferred candidates will also be proficient in chemical biology including protein production, solid phase peptide synthesis and biophysical assays. This post will suit highly motivated applicants with an interest in cancer and chemical biology, and with ability to work efficiently and with scientific rigor.

You should hold (or be near to completing) a PhD/DPhil in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related science. The post holder will be capable of detailed planning, conduct and analysis of experiments, using your initiative to optimise existing protocols if required. Experience in peptide synthesis, protein production and biochemical and biophysical assays will be advantageous. You will be required to keep accurate written records, maintain awareness of the published literature, liaise with collaborators and write progress reports, and you may have to deal with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines. Therefore, you will need to be highly responsible and able to prioritise your own academic research and administrative activities.

The successful applicant will join the Macaulay group in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences laboratories on the Churchill Campus, Headington, Oxford. Depending on the expertise of the appointee there will be opportunities to visit Professor Kawamura’s group for training in relevant aspects of chemical biology, so flexibility in accommodating short-term relocation to Newcastle will be an advantage.

This is a fixed term post and is available for 22 months.

Application Process

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. As part of the application process, you are required to upload your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference NDSA827 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12 noon on 18 November 2021 can be considered. Interviews will be held on Monday 29 November 2021.

NDS is committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person :

Shelley Hammond

Vacancy ID :

153559

Contact Phone :

01865 612269

Closing Date & Time :

18-Nov-2021 12:00

Contact Email :

recruitment@nds.ox.ac.uk

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