Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist who will be responsible for carrying out studies on human-focussed translational iron research for patient benefit. With the support of an unrestricted grant from the pharmaceutical industry, the University of Oxford has driven the development of HIRO (Human Iron Research in Oxford), a cross-divisional initiative serving to link clinicians and scientists with an interest in iron research across the Oxford campuses. Reporting to the Principal Investigator and the HIRO steering committee, the postholder will be the HIRO Fellow, a member of a research group with responsibility. HIRO is led by Dr John Ryan and Professor Hal Drakesmith. We have a strong track record in the field of iron metabolism with a specific interest in how iron trafficking interacts with infection, inflammation, immunology and anaemia.
As our Postdoctoral Scientist you will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols in a laboratory environment. You will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. You will contribute ideas for new research projects to also generate research income. The postholder will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers. The post will be based at the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine which is the site for the Drakesmith group.
You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience in the field of iron research and/or immunology/inflammation/microbiome. You will have significant contributions to quality publications in the field of iron research and/or immunology/inflammation.
The post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.
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 8 April 2019 will be considered.