Job Ref: 116824
NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
We are seeking a Cellular Assays Group Leader to be an intellectual leader in the SGC and to develop and establish cell based assays to complement the existing strengths of the unit. As a group leader, you will work towards building a platform of cellular assays and create a thriving research team to demonstrate the specific on-target effects of novel inhibitors in cells and establish their biological effects.
You will work closely with Principal Investigators in the SGC, particularly those involved in epigenetics and chemical probe generation and will support the Chief Scientist directly with scientific management, and influence strategic policy setting within the overall framework of the relevant unit’s remit. You will manage a small team of research staff and will be expected to plan and prioritise related assay development activities and coach members of the group in specialist methodologies or procedures. You will regularly write research articles at a national level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews, and present papers at national conferences. You will submit applications and obtain grant funding for posts in the group either independently or in collaboration.
You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, and have extensive post-qualification experience in cell biology, cell assays or related area. A strong publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field is essential, along with the ability to raise research funds through making grant applications and plan and manage a research project.
You will be based primarily in the Target Discovery Institute but will report to the Chief Scientist in the Structural Genomics Consortium.
This post is fixed-term for 4 years to 30 June 2019.
You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Thursday 19 February 2015 can be considered.