Job Ref: 116171
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Applications are invited for an exciting new Postdoctoral Research Assistant post to work on novel drug targets for endometriosis and uterine fibroids. This project is part of a scientific collaboration between the University of Oxford and Bayer Healthcare.
You will be conducting research in a project aiming to validate novel metabolic and signalling pathways relevant to inflammation in endometriosis with the goal of discovering and developing innovative treatment options for these common diseases. Research projects will be highly collaborative, involving several University of Oxford centres and institutes participating in the alliance, and the Bayer HealthCare RD Centre in Berlin, Germany. You will be working in teams headed by Assoc. Professor Krina Zondervan and Assoc. Professor Christian Becker (Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Professor Stefan Knapp (Target Discovery Institute) and Professor Udo Oppermann (Botnar Research Centre).
The position would suit a candidate who has a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular medicine or immunology. Experience in protein chemistry-proteomics, targeted proteomics, mass spectrometry, inflammation cellular biology, cell isolation/culture techniques, FACS and cell sorting is desired. You should also enjoy the opportunities to work within multi-disciplinary teams and be able to work independently.
The post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.
Informal enquiries should be directed to either: : email@example.com or Assoc. Professor Christian Becker: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 13 February 2015. Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 2 March 2015.