Postdoctoral Researcher in Cell Biology and Precision Engineering

We are seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher to join Professor Seymour’s gene therapy research group in the Department of Oncology. This appointment, funded by Innovate UK, will embody a dynamic collaboration between scientists at the University of Oxford (led by Professor Seymour) and Oxford Genetics Ltd (under leadership of the Chief Technology Officer, by Dr Tom Payne).
This project will work collaboratively on technologies designed to improve cellular precision engineering to aid in the construction of fully defined cell lines for manufacture of proteins and therapeutic viruses. The appointee will work in collaboration with scientists in both centres to develop new cell lines and improved precision engineering strategies.
You will have, or be working towards, a PhD in virology, immunology, biotechnology or molecular or cell biology, along with significant experience in molecular virology and/or genetic engineering of viruses or cells. You will also have robust knowledge of cell and molecular engineering technologies and skilled hands-on experience – including CRISPR/Cas9 or TALENs or Zinc Finger Nucleases, alongside extensive mammalian tissue culture experience and knowledge of a broad range of laboratory procedures, including electrophoresis and microscopy or flow cytometry.
This is a full-time post offered for 2 years in the first instance.
All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 July 2017.

Closing Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00
Department of Oncology
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