Research Assistant in Meiotic Recombination

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 9th of March 2020

Grade 6: £29,176 - £32,817 p.a.

Applications are invited to join the Myers group, based jointly in the Department of Statistics and at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG).


We seek a highly motivated Research Assistant in Meiotic Recombination to join the group and perform lab-based research into meiosis, based at the WCHG. You will investigate how gene expression is controlled during meiosis, and how the two defining features of meiosis: homologous chromosome pairing (synapsis) and recombination, are controlled at the molecular level. These processes are of vital importance in healthy human reproduction and fertility: they are essential for the correct segregation of chromosomes, generate genetic diversity, and errors result in miscarriage, congenital birth defects and infertility.


You will have a first degree in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related discipline, your primary role will be to support the experimental work in the group using a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques. You should have active interest in undertaking scientific research, and the ability to follow protocols and learn new techniques, and apply them to a high standard. You will have good written and verbal communication skills, and work both independently and as part of a team, able to organise and prioritise your own work.


The position is funded by Wellcome and is fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.


Please quote ref. 144324 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 9 March 2020 can be considered.

Contact: NDM Recruitment Team (01865 287757)