Salary: Grad 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Applications are invited for a motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the research group of Professor Ana Domingos at the University of Oxford. The Domingos group works in the field of Metabolic Neuro-immunity specifically aiming to understand how immune cells resident in the sympathetic nervous system influence metabolism and adiposity.
You will be using single cell sequencing and bioinformatics to analyse SNS tissues isolated from rodents, and eventually humans as well. Your main duties will include adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols to test hypotheses in this research field. You will be responsible for managing your own academic and administrative activities including collaborating with other research groups and partner institutions on certain projects and developing ideas for generating research income through grants/fellowships.
You will hold, or be near completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field, with experience in bioinformatics and/or immunology. You will possess sufficient, demonstrable knowledge in bioinformatics and programming skills, and ideally have some experience with flow cytometry, FACS or imaging. You will have the ability to clearly communicate research ideas in both written and oral presentation, and be able to assist other members of the group or collaborators to become familiar with new methodologies and to act as a source of information. Evidence of a good publication record is essential and you either must hold a personal license to work with rodents in the UK or be prepared to obtain such a license via attendance of in-house courses.
This fixed-term position is funded by the ERC until 31 December 2023.
It is based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 January 2019. Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 21 January 2019.