Postdoctoral Researcher

Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £37,345 p.a.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join Professor Katja Simon’s group to study autophagy and ageing in the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford. The major interest of the Simon group is to understand the role of autophagy in development, function, and ageing of the haematopoietic and immune systems. The Kennedy Institute carries out basic and translational research into chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases.


As a Postdoctoral Researcher you will be expected to manage own academic research and administrative activities, this involves project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and use specialist scientific equipment in a laboratory environment. You will carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups.


You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the fields of autophagy, translation, immunity and immune senescence.

You will need to be competent in >6 colour flow cytometry, standard biochemical and immunological techniques, preclinical vaccination models, ribosome profiling, proteomics & transcriptomics and bioinformatic analysis of ‘omics data. The ability to manage own academic research and associated activities are essentials as it excellent communications skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group meetings.


The position is full-time and fixed-term until 31 October 2020.


Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (eg identity checks)


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137279

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