We are looking for a Researcher Assistant to work on an exciting opportunity as part of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group (OANG), within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. The post holder will work in a multi-disciplinary team studying the immunobiology underlying the autoantibody-mediated diseases of the nervous system.
Most work will involve the key skills of autoantibody detection, lymphocyte culture, PCR and antibody purification. Hence, the post holder should have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, in addition to cellular immunology.
Reporting to Professor Sarosh Irani, your duties will include determination of autoantibodies from cultures and patient sera, preparation/ storage of patient PBMC samples and ensuring the coordination of laboratory rotas and equipment. You will also be responsible for maintaining, managing and databasing patient blood and CSF samples.
It is essential that applicants hold a BSc in Biology or closely related field. It is also essential that the applicant has demonstrable experience, ability and practical success in antibody determination methods, cell culture and PCR. It would be advantageous if the candidate has experience of multicolour flow cytometry or patient facing research.
The post is full-time for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Tuesday 18th May 2021 will be considered.
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.