Research Assistant - Neuroinflammation NLRP3

NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Thursday 5th of March 2020

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the Oxford Drug Discovery Institute and report to a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) working on the NLRP3 project. You employ cutting edge research tools (cell models including cell lines, primary cells, iPSC, high content imaging, molecular targeting and quantitative endpoints) to progress the NLRP3 project. Reporting to the PDRA, the postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for the provision of research support for NLRP3. The postholder will provides advice and guidance to research students where appropriate.


Your responsibilities and duties will include, managing you own research on NLRP3 project and administrative activities, such as data entry into dotmatics, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues. You will contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects. In addition you will determine the most appropriate methodologies to test compounds and gather, analyse, and present scientific data from a variety of sources.


You must hold a biology-related degree such as neuroscience, pharmacology or related, together with at least a year of relevant laboratory experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in cell culture ideally of immune cells, such as THP1. The ability to manage your own research and administrative activities such as management of lab reagent stock and lab book writing as well as excellent communication skills are essential.


This full-time position is fixed-term for 2 years.


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 be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 5 March 2020 can be considered.

Contact: Genevieve Moffa (01865 612892)