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Research Assistant in Developmental and Regenerative Medicine – University of Oxford

Posted by , on 6 November 2017

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Research Assistant in Developmental and Regenerative Medicine
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics & Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
Grade 6: £28,098 p.a.
Applications are invited for an experienced and meticulous Research Assistant to join the Cardiovascular Development, Repair and Regeneration team working under the direct supervision of Professor Paul Riley and Dr Filipa Simoes. The project is funded by the British Heart Foundation.

The aim of the project and team is to decipher the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the regenerating epicardium of the adult zebrafish heart. The Research Assistant will be responsible for carrying out a range of molecular and cell biological procedures, as well as assisting with experimental zebrafish work. Previous molecular biology and embryology experience is essential but relevant training in cardiovascular development and state of the art techniques will be provided where necessary. A range of different techniques will be used including CRISPR/Cas9 technology, Nanostring analysis, in situ hybridisation and multiplex hybridisation chain reaction, tissue cryosectioning, immunofluorescence microscopy, microinjection of zebrafish embryos, cell sorting, and management of wild type and genetically modified zebrafish lines. The post is ideally suited for a candidate with an interest in developing a career that involves working at the interface of Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, with a strong background in the former.

This project is a collaboration between the Departments of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Candidates must have a degree in a relevant field. Expertise in molecular biology techniques, histology, and imaging, with experience of animal models including husbandry and small animal surgery is preferable.

You will be based across two sites: the Sherrington Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DS.

The position is offered until 31 December 2018. An early start date is preferable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29 November 2017. Interviews will be held on Thursday 14 December 2017.

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