Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join Professor Jack Satsangis group with an intention of delivering a research programme aimed at understanding the pathogenesis, and stratifying the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease for biological therapy. The studies will be performed in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe site.
The postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out translational research in inflammatory bowel disease. The postholder will work with non-clinical and clinical scientists in Oxford to develop and validate biomarkers in liquid biopsies from patients involved in the EC-funded SPARE study of drug withdrawal in inflammatory bowel disease. Building on previous work by the research group, and the IBD-BIOM and IBD-CHARACTER Consortia, the postholder will develop assays for epigenetic, proteomic, and glycomic biomarkers that predict the clinical course in inflammatory bowel disease, and apply these in samples from patient cohorts. The postholder provides guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians, and PhD and project students.
The appointee will interact with clinicians as well as non-clinical scientists across the campus in Oxford and with the BIOCYCLE/SPARE team.
You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within establish research programmes and the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 10 December 2018 will be considered.