The Sunter group in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is looking to fill the vacancy of Post-doctoral research assistant for our Leverhulme Trust funded research project. This exciting project in collaboration with Dr Richard Wheeler (University of Oxford) will use a directed evolution approach to identify functionally related gene networks in the eukaryotic parasite, Leishmania mexicana. We will combine CRISPR-based genome engineering with mutagenesis and whole genome sequencing technologies to identify secondary mutations, which alleviate the growth defect of CRISPR-generated mutants.
This is a fixed term role for 2 years starting in September 2021.
Your main responsibilities will be:
- To work closely with the Head of the Research Group and others on specific independent research focussed on the directed evolution of Leishmania.
- Plan own workload within parameters of overall research plan and take responsibility for the design and implementation of research methodologies.
- Day-to-day responsibility for various research projects including financial monitoring of consumables required for the projects.
- Conduct literature searches and reviews and undertake statistical analysis of data using appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques.
- Keep accurate records, prepares reports and/or publications as appropriate and make presentations at a variety of meetings both in the University and externally.
- Lead on the writing up and dissemination of research findings, authoring publications of a quality that are REF returnable.
We are looking for a well-qualified enthusiastic bioinformatician who is familiar with the analysis and interpretation of deep sequencing datasets. Training will be given as required.
The minimum requirements for this post are:
- PhD in a relevant subject (biological, biomedical, genetics sciences, etc.)
- Experience in manipulating and analysing deep-sequencing datasets (eg. bwa, pilon, etc.) and/or genome assembly
- Developing and testing cell biology hypotheses from sequencing data approaches
- Experience in general purpose (preferably Python) scripting
- Experience of relevant molecular cell biology
- Excellent team working, and the planning, organisational and communication skills this requires
- Ability to communicate effectively, including summarising experimental data and results concisely
As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies/working-at-brookes.
The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.
Interviews are provisionally expected to take place between 14-16th July 2021.
Closing Date : 20-Jun-2021
Vacancy ID : 099398
Faculty or Directorate : Health and Life Sciences
Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus
For more information : firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on : 20-May-2021