Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cardiac Ion Channel Function

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

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

Reporting to Associate Professor Ming Lei, the postholder will carry out research focused on understanding cardiac ion channel function and its regulation under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

The successful postholder will be expected to: manage their own academic research and administrative activities; adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols; test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate; contribute ideas for new research projects; develop ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers; collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers and posters; use specialist scientific equipment in a laboratory environment; act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques; represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone; carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups

Applicants must demonstrate that they have: a relevant PhD/DPhil in biochemistry, chemistry or biomedicine (or be close to completion), together with relevant experience in drug discovery or protein purification, structure biology (such as MS, ITC, SPR, protein crystallography); possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes; ability to manage own academic research and associated activities; previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations; ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings

The post is fixed-term for 12 months funded by the British Heart Foundation and Lab282

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 January 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138631