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Research Assistant in Cancer Immunotherapy Development


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,176 -£34,804 per annum
  • REF: 149711
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Research Assistant in Cancer Immunotherapy Development

Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ

Grade 6: £29,176 -£34,804 per annum

An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Assistant within the Live Tissue Facility (LTF), a shared research facility within the Department of Oncology. The LTF supports a portfolio of research programmes from both the academic and commercial sectors by providing excellent facilities and research support for projects involving human tissue. You will report to Dr Sarah Larkin (Facility Manager) and will be responsible for facilitating collection and processing of clinical samples as well as carrying out experiments for commercial and academic research projects. There will be opportunities to take responsibility for small research projects to develop optimal tissue-handling techniques.

You will be expected to facilitate collection and processing of clinical samples as well as to carry out experimental work for academic and commercial research projects. You must be able to work effectively and flexibly in a dynamic environment and to respond appropriately to the differing demands of commercial and academic research. Moreover, you will be responsible for managing your own time and resources within the context of both your role, and the requirements and objectives of your projects. Some flexibility with respect to working hours will be needed, including occasional responsibility for out-of-hours work.

In this role, you will gain considerable experience working on the latest commercial projects to identify promising immunotherapy candidates to move forward for early phase clinical trial. In addition, you will collaborate closely with researchers from the Department of Oncology and contribute to their translational research and publications.

You will have a first degree in Biological sciences or a related subject. Experience in a laboratory environment is an essential requirement of the role, together with excellent communication skills, including the ability to contribute to research publications, present data, and represent the research facility at meetings.

Training will be provided, but you will be expected to transition to working with limited supervision on your own projects. You will have or develop an understanding of tumour biology and immunology as well as the ability to work with primary human tissue samples. You will provide advice and guidance to research students where appropriate.

The post will be based in Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ. This is a full-time post (part time from 0.6 FTE could be considered), available for 1 year.

All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday, 4th March 2021.

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