Research Assistant


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 per annum
  • REF: 149611
  • Closes: 19th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

Research Assistant

Department of Zoology, Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 6: £29,176 – £34,804 per annum

Applications are invited for an 18-month John Fell funded Research Assistant position to join an international and interdisciplinary team in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. The project is led by Dr. Berta Verd and is aimed towards understanding how morphogenesis and gene regulatory networks pattern the developing embryo, and how the evolution of this process leads to phenotypic diversity. The lab works mainly on zebrafish and various species of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes.For further details on our research, please visit

Responsibilities will include live-imaging cichlid embryos, generating quantitative gene expression datasets using in situ hybridization methods and confocal microscopy, some aquarium maintenance as well as the day-to-day lab management duties.

We are looking for a highly motivated and organised person, with a first degree in biological or biomedical sciences. Previous experience in experimental embryology, immunostaining or similar techniques and microscopy (preferably confocal, multi-photon and/or light-sheet microscopy) is essential. In addition, experience in molecular biology would also be desirable.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, 19 March 2021. Interviews will be held on the week starting Monday, 29th March 2021. The post can start on the 1st May 2021.

Any further enquires may be directed to Berta Verd (

The University is committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. The hours may be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities and applications are welcomed from part-time workers seeking a job share position – please state preferred hours and working pattern in your application.

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01865 271267

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19-Mar-2021 12:00

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