University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research Assistant in Lactation Endocrinology

Research Assistant in Lactation Endocrinology

Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, Level 3, Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU

The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health (NDWRH) has an exciting opportunity for a research assistant in the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Oxford Centre for the Endocrinology of Human Lactation (LRF OCEHL).

LRF OCEHL comprises a team of doctors, scientists and maternity support workers who undertake ambitious basic science and clinical research to help women with lactation insufficiency. The team are currently investigating the biological processes and hormonal mechanisms initiating lactation after childbirth, with the goal of developing biomarkers for lactation adequacy.

The successful applicant will report to Prof Fadil Hannan, the Director of LRF OCEHL, and will be responsible for processing and analysing clinical samples obtained from breastfeeding women. They will also work on mammary cell studies characterising the molecular basis of hormone action.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a first degree in a relevant biological subject, a good understanding of maternal health, physiology and disease, and experience using laboratory techniques such as western blotting and nanoparticle tracking analysis.

The post is offered on a full-time basis and is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.

Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. Here you should list each of the criteria in turn, and explain briefly how your skills and experience match these requirements. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 19th February 2024. Interviews will take place on or around Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 170544 Contact Phone : 01865 221002 Closing Date & Time : 19-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: £32,332 to £38,205 (with a discretionary range of up to £41,732) per annum

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Research Assistant in Lactation Endocrinology


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 06, 2024

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February 19, 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.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

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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