Postdoctoral Research Scientist

University of Oxford

We have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the group of Dr Nikolaos Kanellakis based in the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) Oxford Institute (COI).

The study involves translational research into cellular immunology and molecular mechanisms of microbial defence, and tissue homeostasis and infection.

You will be responsible to manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines and to generate and keep records of all experimental results. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols. You will also test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate, identifying and troubleshooting technical or scientific problems. Act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques will be among your responsibilities.

It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in immunology or a related field, together with sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work with cell lines and primary cells. You will have evidence of experience in the handling of human tissue or blood samples and the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. 

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 31 December 2026 and is funded by the CAMS Core grant.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Friday 6 October 2023 will be considered. Please quote 167891 on all correspondence.

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