Postdoctoral Research Assistants (Two Posts)

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Postdoctoral Research Assistants (Two Posts)

University of Oxford - Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,099 - £32,751 p.a.

Applicants are invited to join an exciting project of the functional analysis of FTO at the molecular and whole organism level, working with Professors Frances Ashcroft (Oxford) and Roger Cox (Medical Research Council, Harwell). Both posts are funded by the Wellcome Trust for up to three years.
We require two highly motivated and independent postdoctoral research assistants with PhDs in a biological subject and good publications records. One will be based mainly in Professor Ashcroft's laboratory (OCGF, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT) and will focus on mechanistic studies. The other will be mainly based in Professor Cox's laboratory (Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD) (but also employed through the University of Oxford) and will focus on mouse models and in vivo functional investigation. Responsibilities will include construction and analysis of tissue specific alleles of FTO, analysis of FTO and related pathways in specific tissues, of protein and nucleic acid interactions with FTO, and of molecular and cellular functions of FTO. Substantial molecular biology experience and a good knowledge of mouse physiology are essential. Experience in genetics, physiology, and/or metabolism would be an advantage.
Further particulars and details of how to apply are available from the website at or by email to Informal enquiries can be made to Professors Ashcroft (email: or Cox (email:
Please quote reference AV11008. The closing date for applications is Friday 22 April 2011.