Research Assistant in Cell and Molecular Biology of Transcription Factors

NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 18th of November 2019

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

We seek a highly motivated individual for the role of Research Assistant – with proven experience in cell biology and gene profiling studies, to work within the Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Program of the Rastinejad group at the NDM Research Building in Oxford. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories. The candidate will help identify small molecule agonists and antagonists for the bHLH-PAS family of mammalian transcription factors by running a variety of cell-based assays in mammalian cell lines to profile the functional activities of these proteins. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a variety of mammalian cell-lines for assay utilisation. Developing workflows for high-throughput screening using biochemical and/or cell based assays, maintain a database, run reports and interpret results.


You must hold a first degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related area (or be close to completion). You will manage your own research, test hypotheses and administrative activities. You will also have experience in modern methods of molecular biology including cloning, protein expression and cell-based functional assays. The successful candidate will also have experience in conducting dose-responsive cell-based assays to monitor gene expression.


This full-time position is fixed-term until 30 April 2022 with the possibility of extension.


Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


The closing date for this position will be 12.00 noon on Monday 18 November 2019.

Contact: Olivia Nash