Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager

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

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager in Chromatin and Genome Integrity to work within the Genome Integrity Group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG).


You will be responsible for day-to-day laboratory management duties within the Chapman laboratory, and will participate in the research of the laboratory. A proportion of your time will be devoted to general lab management duties, which includes overseeing stock, budget, safety compliance, and organising, executing and delegating laboratory housekeeping duties. It is envisaged that the majority of your time will be dedicated to research, participating in projects run by the Principal Investigator, in view of subsequently managing and developing independent and collaborative research projects.


You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, molecular genetics, molecular immunology/haematology, or related biological science. You will have a strong track record in research, as evidenced by lead author publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and/or evidence of successful execution and completion of research projects. You will also have an aptitude for laboratory management and sufficient organisational and interpersonal skills to undertake laboratory skills, alongside laboratory research. You will also have the confidence and ability to acquire the necessary skills to work in new areas, and the self-motivation to work reliably and independently after training. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in molecular and cell biology techniques, molecular immunology, mammalian genetics, and gain expertise in a leading genome stability research environment.


You will have demonstrable ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently whilst delivering results to the required standard and to an agreed schedule, with excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively within a group, nationally and internationally with a wide range of people (at a variety of levels of technical knowledge).


The position is fixed-term until 1 February 2022 in the first instance, with a view to subsequent extension and is funded by Cancer Research UK.


Applications from exceptional Research Assistant-level laboratory managers may be considered for appointment at Grade 6 (£29,176 - £34,804 p.a.)


Please quote reference 144982 on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 26 February 2020 can be considered.

Contact: NDM Recruitment team (01865 287757)