Closing: 17/06/2024


Research Assistant in Molecular Immunology

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the Molecular Immunology group led by Prof Omer Dushek and Prof Anton van der Merwe at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford.

We study how important white blood cells called T cells control immune responses. These responses can be helpful when directed towards infections and cancers but can also be unhelpful leading to autoimmunity, allergy, and transplant rejections. Our research is focused on understanding how T cells make these critical response decisions. We aim to develop a quantitative understanding of how signals from many surface receptors are integrated into a T cell response decision.

The post-holder will have primary responsibility of carrying research projects involving the expression, purification, and analysis of cell surface proteins. The post-holder will also contribute to the general smooth running of the laboratory and will be expected to help with training, teaching, and supervision of new laboratory members, including undergraduate and graduate students.

You should hold a first degree in biochemistry or related field. The post-holder should have previous laboratory experience with elements of protein production (e.g. molecular cloning, transfection, cell culture, and/or protein purification). You should be able to learn techniques from laboratory members, follow and adapt protocols as well as select appropriate experimental methodologies. Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team are essential.

The post available as a fixed-term contract for 2 years. If you are interested in this position, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply below. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is midday on 17 June 2024. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.