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Grade 7: salary £34,308-£42,155 per annum with a discretionary range to £46,047. Apply by November 7, 2022

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Richard White’s research group at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford Branch, to participate in developing new zebrafish models of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC), one of the leading causes of cancer mortality.

The long-term goal of this project is to develop a robust model that can then be used for unbiased screens to identify unique pathways required for each step of PDAC pathogenesis.  You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities, which involves small scale project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.  You will design and perform research utilizing zebrafish, cancer cell lines and human iPS models of cancer. You will prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate. As a postdoctoral research scientist, you will supervise, advise and train junior staff in cell/molecular biology/biochemistry techniques and protocols.

It is essential that you hold a DPhil/PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant subject. You will have a background in one of the following areas: genetics, epigenetics, cancer, developmental biology, imaging or related fields and you will be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities. It is essential that you have an excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposal and results.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by Ludwig.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2022.

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