Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), University of Oxford, is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to perform cellular drug screening assays as part of an international drug discovery project supported by The Brain Tumour Charity. Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. This project will target the ALK2 kinase mutated in 25% of paediatric DIPG high grade gliomas. This full-time post is available on a fixed-term contract to 30 August 2020 in the first instance.
As a Research Assistant you will have experience in performing cellular assays. Experience in cancer biology, drug screening, or high throughput analyses will be an advantage. Register new compounds each month in a database and to maintain them in frozen vials in a 20C freezer. Maintain and culture stocks of human cell lines relevant to the project. The postholder will join an interdisciplinary team involving collaboration with an international team of chemists and disease experts aiming to derive a clinical drug candidate.
You will hold a BSc degree or equivalent in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry and have the ability to work under minimal supervision. Previous experience in mammalian cell culture and a flexible attitude, with the ability to follow written protocols for cellular assays.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, and as part of the application process you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 13 June 2019 will be considered.