Research Assistant in Gene Therapy

Rdm Clinical Laboratory Sciences

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £29,175 to £34,804 per annum
  • REF: 149598
  • Closes: 12th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Research Assistant in Gene Therapy

NDCLS Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU

£29,175 to £34,804 per annum

Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant position to join the Gene Medicine Group at the Oxford University Radcliffe Department of Medicine (NDCLS division) to participate in a new collaborative project.

The UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium was formed to pool the expertise and resources of three major groups in the UK (Oxford and Edinburgh Universities and Imperial College), to progress from laboratory studies to the first demonstration that gene therapy can produce improvements in the lungs of CF patients in a Phase 2b clinical trial. This new project will bring together both the translational science and the teams’ expertise in evaluating new therapeutics for the treatment of other lung conditions. Our aim is to rapidly translate our Lentiviral gene delivery platform for a portfolio of diseases.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team-worker willing to support multiple gene therapy projects. The applicant will contribute to the production and testing of new Lentiviral vectors for therapeutic applications, which will include the large-scale manufacture of purified virus batches. The successful applicant will develop and implement research techniques, design and perform experiments, analyse and interpret data whilst maintaining current knowledge of scientific developments in the relevant areas.

This is a unique opportunity for a research scientist to contribute to the clinical development of new gene therapy products. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant science subject with expertise in molecular/cell biology and relevant laboratory experience in line with the duties of the posts, as outlined in the job description. The individual will show expertise in molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture along with excellent communication skills.

The position is offered full time, fixed term until 30 September 2022 and available immediately.

For further details see: Gene Medicine Group

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. In your cover letter please indicate how you meet the essential and desirable selection criteria. For further details, including a job description and person specification, please see document below.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 12 March 2021.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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Helen Oldham

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12-Mar-2021 12:00

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