Research Assistant in CRISPR/Cas9 Cell Based High Throughput Screening (maternity cover)

NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 2nd of December 2019

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Assistant capable of independently managing a research project and will be responsible for all steps of CRISPR/Cas9 screening across multiple pathologies as an integral member of the TDI Cellular Screening Facility. You will be a highly organised and productive member of a growing high throughput screening team responsible for developing and producing several genome wide screens per year. We actively encourage scientists from all research backgrounds, but with the necessary experience to apply.


Your main responsibility will be to execute all steps of CRISPR/Cas9 screens, from library production to assay development and production, across multiple pathologies in arrayed or pooled formats at the Target Discovery Institute (TDI) High Throughput Screening Facility. You will develop and produce genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screens across multiple pathologies in collaboration with scientists from the University of Oxford and will independently manage your own research project.


Whilst the role is a Grade 7 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 6 (£29,167 - £34,804 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.


You must hold or be close to completion of a PhD or hold a minimum of Master’s Degree in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry or a related subject for the under-fill consideration. You will also have experience with CRISPR/Cas9 editing or screening and with culturing and manipulation of cell lines especially lentiviral production, transduction, and transfection.


This full-time position is fixed-term for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.


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 2 December 2019.

Contact: Genevieve Moffa (01865 612892)