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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Duties: The Wood laboratory focuses on developing molecular therapies for disorders of the nervous system and muscle. Our objectives include understanding disease biology, identifying and validating therapeutic targets, and developing gene-based nucleic acid therapeutic platforms. The laboratory uses in vitro and animal models to evaluate these platforms and simultaneously develops advanced delivery technologies to target relevant tissues and cells, such as skeletal muscle, heart, and nervous system
Requirements: The role requires the applicant to have a BSc or MSc degree in a relevant science subject, with relevant practical working experience in a laboratory. The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to communicate effectively with others, must have experience in general cell culture techniques and in a wide range of analytical tools of molecular biology (e.g. cloning, western blot, RT-qPCR, animal handling)
   
Text: Research Assistant Department of Paediatrics, Wood Research Group, Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine IDRM, Old Road Campus, Oxford We are seeking a Research Assistant to join Prof Matthew Woods Group based in the Institute of Development and Regenerative Medicine on the Old Road Campus. The Wood laboratory focuses on developing molecular therapies for disorders of the nervous system and muscle. Our objectives include understanding disease biology, identifying and validating therapeutic targets, and developing gene-based nucleic acid therapeutic platforms. The laboratory uses in vitro and animal models to evaluate these platforms and simultaneously develops advanced delivery technologies to target relevant tissues and cells, such as skeletal muscle, heart, and nervous system. The laboratory has developed novel oligonucleotide and RNA editing therapies for neuromuscular disorders, including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA). The group has also developed extracellular vesicle nanotechnologies for targeted cell delivery and discovered delivery technologies, including peptide and antibody-based technologies. Research in the laboratory also includes studying fundamental RNA biology and developing RNA-based therapeutic agents and novel technologies for their delivery The role requires the applicant to have a BSc or MSc degree in a relevant science subject, with relevant practical working experience in a laboratory. The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to communicate effectively with others, must have experience in general cell culture techniques and in a wide range of analytical tools of molecular biology (e.g. cloning, western blot, RT-qPCR, animal handling). Applicants who fulfil the majority of the criteria are encouraged to apply. The post is offered full time for up to 1 years fixed-term contract funded by the CureHeart a £30m global award funded by the British Heart Foundation You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement. To discuss the post in more detail, please contact Amarjit Bhomra, the Lab Manager, using the contact details below. Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 29/03/2024 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. Contact Person : Amarjit Bhomra Vacancy ID : 171489 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 29-Mar-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : amarjit.bhomra@paediatrics.ox.ac.uk Salary (£) : 32,332-38,205 (with a discretionary range to 41,732) per annum Click on the link(s) below to view documents Filesize 171489 Research Assistant Job Description.pdf 332.8
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