University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research Assistant in X Chromosome inactivation research

Research Assistant in X Chromosome inactivation research

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Pay Scale: STANDARD GRADE 6

Salary (£) : £32,332 - £38,205 per annum

Location: Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for up to 2 years in the first instance

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the lab of Professor Neil Brockdorff who will have responsibility for the provision of research support for our programme of investigating the molecular mechanisms of X chromosome inactivation.

This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the UKRI for up to 2 years in the first instance.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

About you

You will hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area and have prior experience of working in a molecular biology laboratory. You will have a keen interest in X chromosome inactivation/epigenetics research fields and have experience with performing mammalian tissue culture techniques. Experience with performing CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is essential, together with experience with general molecular biology. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are expected. Experience with protein purification and primer design would be advantageous.

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online

Only applications received before 12 noon on Tuesday 9th April 2024 can be considered. with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 171859 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 09-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 32332 - 38205

Job details

Title

Research Assistant in X Chromosome inactivation research

Employer

University of Oxford

Location

United Kingdom

Published

March 27, 2024

Application deadline

April 09, 2024

Job type

Research

Field

Biology,Chemistry,Physics

About the employer

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). 

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