Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the newly-established Kornmann group at the Department of Biochemistry. As a Research Assistant you will perform research activities, for which you will be referring directly to the principal investigator. You will also have the opportunity to shape the future of the research group by providing technical support to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers conducting cutting-edge research. Your tasks will include undertaking research activities in the area of intracellular lipid trafficking using yeast as a model system; managing the resource of a small research team; help the principal investigator in setting and enforcing commonly approved rules within the laboratory and help students and postdocs in their day-to-day research tasks.
Applicants should hold a BSc degree in a relevant field of biological research and should have experience as a laboratory technician and/or laboratory based research experience. You will have the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities and be proficient in the use of IT. Excellent record keeping and communications skills are essential as is having the experience and capability of independent decision making. You will have previous experience of working in a research team and contributing ideas for new research projects. Experience in yeast genetics together with experience of contributing to reports and articles for publication would be beneficial.
This full-time fixed-term post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to 3 years in the first instance and is based at the Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford.
The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.
To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 April 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.