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Research Assistant in Developmental and Regenerative Medicine, University of Oxford

Posted by , on 20 April 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

An experienced and meticulous Research Assistant is required to the join the Cardiovascular Development, Repair and Regeneration group led by Professor Paul Riley (in collaboration with Professor Tatjana Sauka-Spengler). 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.

The Research Assistant will support work on deciphering the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the regenerating epicardium of the adult zebrafish heart, using a range of different techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 technology, Nanostring analysis, in situ hybridisation and multiplex hybridization chain reaction, tissue cryosectioning, immunofluorescence microscopy. Microinjection of zebrafish embyros, cell sorting, and management of wild type and genetically modified zebrafish lines.

You will have a first degree in biological or biomedical sciences, previous laboratory experience, with particular emphasis on embryology and advanced molecular biology methods. You will be organized and enthusiastic, demonstrating a high level of commitment to the work.

The position is funded by the British Heart Foundation, to cover maternity leave. It is available from 1 June 2015 until 31 January 2016.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday, 6 May 2015. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 14 May 2015.


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