Research Assistant (maternity cover)

We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to join the Department of Oncology, based in Dr Anderson Ryan’s Lung Cancer Research Group. The research group is studying the mechanism of cell killing by novel DNA damage response modulators in models of non-small cell lung cancer.
You will work with scientists within the department to design, execute and interpret in vitro efficacy studies. You will also use a range of techniques to identify and evaluate potential novel biological pathways. You will have the opportunity to work with diverse model systems and with a wide range of therapeutic approaches and biological mechanisms. Under the supervision of Dr Anderson Ryan, a Senior Group Leader in the Department of Oncology, you will be working within a vibrant, supportive, international research community with world-leading facilities in small animal research, including in vivo fluorescence, micro-irradiators, and imaging platforms.
You will have a degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related biomedical science, with an enthusiastic and organised approach to your work. Expertise in human tumour cell line tissue culture and western blotting is essential, together with practical experience in immunofluorescence techniques and qPCR. A Master’s degree in a cancer-related or pharmacology related subject and knowledge of DNA damage response biology would be an advantage, but not necessary.
This is a full-time post, available until 31 March 2018.
All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 October 2017.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00
Organisation: 
CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation and Oncology
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