Featured Exosome Job – Research Assistant in Developing Exosome-based Therapeutic Technology

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,057 – £32,277 p.a.

 

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join Professor Matthew Wood’s laboratory, a world-leading team developing exosome-based therapeutics. You will work with a team on the development of engineered exosomes harbouring therapeutic transmembrane receptors/mRNAs for subsequent therapeutic delivery into cells.

Your work on the project will include project management and coordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new engineered exosomes and experimental protocols, work on the generation and characterisation of exosomes, and take responsibility for in vivo animal work throughout the project.

You must hold an MSc or equivalent in a relevant area of research such as exosome biology, cell biology, nanotechnology, gene transfer or molecular medicine. The applicant must have experience in general mammalian cell culture techniques, exosome isolation, RNA and basic characterisation (western blot, RT-qPCR), plasmid manipulation and cloning methods. Experience in vitro cell assays (reporter cell lines, ELISA, etc) for assessing anti-inflammatory effects and analysing inflammatory pathways is also essential.

You will be based in the Le Gros Clark Building in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford. The position is funded jointly by an MRC Confidence in Concept Award and the University Challenge Seed Fund for a fixed-term period of 9 months. The successful applicant must be able to start in early January 2016.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 3 December 2015. Interviews will be held on 11 December 2015.

Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 120814
Contact Phone : 01865 272418 Closing Date : 03-Dec-2015
Contact Email : hr@dpag.ox.ac.uk

 

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