Research Assistant

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Closing date: 12th August

Research Assistant

University of Oxford – Target Discovery Institute – NDM Research Building

Opportunities are available in the ODDI for a Research Assistant with an interest in neuroinflammation, particularly in the context of the neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Reporting to the Neuroimmune team leader, you will be responsible for supporting research to investigate the role of neuroinflammation in the pathology of neurodegenerative disease. You will have a background in neuroscience, cell biology or immunology, and an interest in Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease research. You will help to develop and execute experimental plans supporting the validation of targets, and the discovery of novel therapeutic agents. Your main role will be to develop robust in vitro assays using cutting edge research tools (iPSC derived cells carrying patient derived mutations, primary cells, molecular targeting and quantitative endpoints) to validate novel targets and drive our drug discovery efforts.

It is essential that you hold a degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Cell and Molecular Biology or Immunology, and Possess excellent practical expertise in one or more of: cell culture, biochemistry or assay development. An ability to conduct rigorous work in established research programs is desirable. You will have evidence of ability to accept accountability for timely delivery of experimental work, and have good team working skills with effective communication skills.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 24 months in the first instance with possibility of extension, and is funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Thursday 19 August 2021 will be considered. Please quote 152010 on all correspondence.

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