University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Researcher in Leukaemia Biology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Leukaemia Biology

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

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This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious Postdoctoral Researcher to join a research team led by Professor Adam Mead and contribute to a leukaemia research project focused on the characterisation of immune responses in children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML), a rare form of blood cancer occurring exclusively in children.

The postholder will work closely with Dr Eleni Louka (NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer) and focus in screening and mechanistically validating key disease targets through in vitro and in vivo disease models. The postholder will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge single cell technologies including 10x mutli-omics, single cell genotyping, spatial transcriptomics, multiparameter flow cytometry and CRISPR screens, while have the opportunity to learn how to use bespoke single cell computational pipelines developed in the Mead lab.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be close to completion: thesis submitted at time of application) together with some experience in a field relevant to the project. You will have sound laboratory experience and a thorough understanding of basic scientific principles. Experience of relevant laboratory skills e.g. molecular biology such as PCR and preparation of libraries for next generation sequencing, preparation of primary cells and tissue culture, flow cytometry and cell culture will be essential for the role.

This position is available fixed-term until 31 August 2026, funded by Children with Cancer UK.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is noon on 28 May, 2024.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 19 June, 2024.

Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 172644 Contact Phone : 01865222675 Closing Date & Time : 28-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Leukaemia Biology


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 01, 2024

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May 28, 2024

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

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Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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