Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group (maternity cover)

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to cover ongoing laboratory work during 6 months’ maternity leave being taken by a team member.

You will have a biosciences postgraduate degree (preferably a PhD) with a background in molecular genetics or cell biology. Prior experience of interventional clinical trials for retinal disease or previous work with murine or cellular models of retinal disease would be advantageous. We are looking for a highly qualified individual with outstanding academic credentials and an excellent publication record, who can work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks in a milestone-orientated research environment.

The post is full-time, for a fixed-term until the 31 July 2019 (6 months) to cover maternity leave, in the first instance.

A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£28,660 – £34,189 p.a.) with a commensurate adjustment in essential criteria, responsibilities and duties.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on the 18 January 2019 will be considered.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138519