The SGC (Structural Genomics Consortium) is seeking a Research Assistant – Cell Culture Facility Coordinator with extensive experience in maintaining eukaryotic cell cultures to manage the SGC cell culture facilities, train staff and contribute to the expression scale up pipelines for insect and mammalian cells.
In your role as Research Assistant - Cell Culture Facility Coordinator, you will maintain mammalian and insect cells in shaker-based suspension cultures, expand virus stocks and produce recombinant proteins by transduction, infection or transient transfection. You will oversee maintenance of the infrastructure for eukaryotic expression, including shared responsibility for the cell culture laboratory, instrumentation, supplies and consumables.
You will hold a BSc degree or equivalent experience in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry or chemistry and have the ability to manage processes and implement new practices for improvement of the facility.
You will coordinate the workflow for the cell culture facility, therefore good communication skills are essential.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, and as part of the application you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 4 September 2017 will be considered.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.
The SGC as part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine is a family friendly department: http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/family-friendly