Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford
We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cellular Immunology to join Professor Udo Oppermann at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based in the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.
You will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinical researchers in a strategic research alliance aiming to discover and develop new treatment options in the field of reproductive medicine. As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cellular Immunology, you will participate in an innovative project aiming to validate novel metabolic and signalling pathways relevant to inflammation in endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Duties include conducting experiments to identify the role of novel targets in macrophage activation and function, responsibility for the planning, execution and record-keeping of high quality research, assisting with writing research sponsor reports and submitting research publications, and providing guidance to PhD students and other group members.
You will have a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology/medicine or immunology, and experience of protein chemistry, inflammation cellular biology, cell culture techniques and FACS and cell sorting. Good communication and multi-disciplinary team-working skills, proven capacity for delivering high quality research outputs, ability to work effectively under pressure and bioinformatics skills and experience in analysis of complex datasets are essential. Experience of enzyme assays and inhibitors, immunohistochemistry and macrophage biology would be desirable.
This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.
To apply for this role and for further details, including job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 February 2015.