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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford - Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Grade 7: Salary £29,099 - £35,788 p.a.

We are seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to join the research group led by Professor Jordan Raff. The Raff Laboratory is an active research group working on centriole and centrosome structure and function in Drosophila.
The project will involve studying various centriolar and centrosomal proteins, focusing on their potential role in cell polarity and cancer. The successful candidate will have a PhD and should have extensive experience in the genetics and cell biology of Drosophila. A background in cell polarity would be a distinct advantage.
The postholder will take responsibility for designing cell and molecular biology experiments to identify signalling pathways downstream of the chemokine receptor CX3CR1 in human monocytes and macrophages that are responsible for the anti-apoptotic effects of the CX3CL1 chemokine fractalkine (see White et al. 2010, Cardiovascular Research 85: 825-35 and White GE & Greaves DR 2009, 113:767-8).
The successful candidate will also require excellent and effective written and oral communication skills, together with the ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment as an active member of a small research team.

The Raff Laboratory is one of the ~25 independent research groups housed in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, a well-equipped research department of the University of Oxford, which is located on South Parks Road in Oxford.
All formal applications must be submitted to The Administrator, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE (email: quoting reference JR/11/007. Please include your curriculum vitae and the contact details of at least two referees.
The closing date for applications is 1 April 2011.