Research Assistant in Immunology
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7FY
Grade 6: £29,176 – £34,804 per annum
We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join Prof. Katja Simon’s research project on the role of autophagy in T cells at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, to be based at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.
As Research Assistant you will manage the project’s administrative activities within guidelines provided by senior colleagues as well as maintaining accurate records of all findings and protocols for the team. You will also be responsible for general laboratory management, including stock control of laboratory consumables and animals. You will select, follow, and adapt experimental protocols, using specialist equipment and techniques in a laboratory environment. You will gather, analyse, and present scientific data from performed experiments and other sources, contributing to scientific reports and journal articles as well as discussions with colleagues in partner institutions and groups. You will manage your own research on independent projects, determining the most appropriate methodologies to test hypotheses and identifying suitable alternatives if technical problems arise.
You will hold a first degree in biology, biochemistry or a related area, together with some relevant experience in immunology (ideally substantial work in an immunology lab). You should be able to manage your research and administrative activities independently and possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write publication-ready text, present at conferences, and represent the research group at meetings. You should have experience of lab management, animal colony management and flow cytometry. Experience of following and adapting protocols and selecting appropriate experimental methodologies is essential. Experience working in a research team and contributing to project ideas and publications is desirable.
This is a full time fixed-term appointment for 12 months.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 12 March 2021. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
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