We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in Mutagenesis to join Dr Francesco Boccellato’s and Dr Benjamin Schuster-Böckler’s research groups at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford Branch, to drive the development of ex-vivo models of carcinogenesis.
You will develop human organoid systems to test the mutagenic effect of different environmental stresses. Together with our team of experienced bioinformaticians, you will then computationally compare the observed genomic mutation patterns to known signatures, with the aim to reveal their underlying biological cause. This position would be ideal for a wet-lab scientist who would like to work at the cutting edge of molecular cancer research, stem cells and bioinformatics.
It is essential that you have a PhD/ DPhil (or close to completion) in a quantitative science with research experience in academia or industry, previous publishing experience, ideally with a scientific or technical focus, with experience in working in a BSL2 environment in cell culture technologies, nucleic acid and protein extraction and analysis. You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality novel research, for example through journal publications, patents or other IP and a good working knowledge and understanding of how to conduct a successful research programme and develop new avenues of research. Close working and collaboration with other scientists will require excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to present to the scientific community and the lay public.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract until 31 December 2022 and is funded by the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on 8th March 2021.