A leading research group in the Department of Pharmacology in Oxford is seeing an enthusiastic and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant to add their expertise to a team investigating structure-function relationships of novel ion-channels in the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum. In particular the work will focus on the trimeric intracellular cation channels (TRIC-A andTRIC-B) which play an essential role maintaining Ca2+ homeostasis in all cells.
If you meet the following criteria…
• A first or upper second class degree plus a PhD in a relevant discipline
• Proven laboratory experience
• Experience in at least one of the following laboratory techniques: electrophysiological characterisation of ion-channel function; recombinant protein expression and purification techniques, cell culture; molecular biology skills including DNA purification, mutagenesis, cloning; study of structure-function relationships of membrane proteins; and an interest in ion-channel function and channelopathies
• Work experience that demonstrates: accuracy and attention to detail, methodical work, reliability, competence with computers, interest in the area of research and the ability to participate in scientific discussion within the group and to present data to colleagues and at events and conferences.
… then this could be the position for you.
The post is a three-year fixed term contract funded by the British Heart Foundation and is available immediately.