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Research Assistant – Protein Biochemist and Molecular Pharmacologist


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Jan 2022
  • Salary: Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 with a discretionary range to £38,587 per annum
  • REF: 155629
  • Closes: 16th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Research Assistant – Protein Biochemist and Molecular Pharmacologist

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Medicines Discovery, NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7FZ

Grade 6: £29,614 – £35,326 with a discretionary range to £38,587 per annum

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ARUK-ODDI) is seeking a research assistant who will play a key part in driving the translational goals of our project teams. You will become an integral part of project teams working on drug discovery projects and employ cutting edge biochemical and biophysical techniques to explore protein structure-function, to identify novel ligands for the targets of interest, and to understand the molecular pharmacology of the target proteins.

You will be responsible for managing your own research on a number of dementia projects and administrative activities. You will develop cellular, biochemical and biophysical assays and optimise them for utilisation in high throughput screening campaigns and compound evaluation cascades and determine the most appropriate methodologies to test compounds and identify suitable alternatives if technical problems arise. You will also be responsible for general laboratory management and administration, including stock control of laboratory consumables.

It is essential that you hold a degree in Biochemistry, Pharmacology or other Biology-related subject, together with relevant laboratory experience and experience in HTRF, enzyme activity assays, BLI, SPR, or mass spectrometry. You will have the ability to manage own research with an eye for detail and take responsibility for administrative activities. Experience of establishing assay protocols, considering throughput, specificity and robustness is also required for this role.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 24 months and is funded by the Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 16 February 2022 will be considered. Please quote 155629 on all correspondence.

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Snow Tian

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Contact Phone :

01865 2 87757

Closing Date & Time :

16-Feb-2022 12:00

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