Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in University of Oxford, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in University of Oxford, UK

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to work on a newly funded British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship awarded to Dr Naveed Akbar. The research project focuses on utilizing extracellular vesicles for therapeutics and diagnostics following acute myocardial infarction.

  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant
  • Designation: Extracellular Vesicles
  • Research Area: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Location: Oxford, UK
  • Salary: £34,308 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed On: 2nd February 2023
  • Closes: 23rd February 2023 Job Ref: 163276


  • PhD in Biosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology or a related field
  • Relevant research experience
  • Experience in cell culture and cell isolation from tissues
  • Experience in extracellular vesicles isolation and characterisation (desirable)

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Extracellular Vesicles

The appointee will be responsible for conducting a research project that builds on existing work on how endothelial cell-derived extracellular vesicles induce immune cell mobilisation and transcriptional programming following acute myocardial infarction. They will gain experience in a range of experimental work and will have access to in-house genome engineering and bioengineering, the rodent model of acute myocardial infarction, flow cytometry, microfluidics, complementary “omics” platforms and specialist bioinformatics support. A strong collaboration is expected with the group’s existing collaborators in Oxford, Stockholm and Boston.

The duties of the postdoctoral scientist include:

  • Planning research initiatives
  • Conducting scientific work with appropriate supervision
  • Conducting data analysis and ensuring data validity and reliability
  • Collaborating with the group’s existing collaborators

Location: This is a full-time appointment based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a supporting statement that explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post through the online application process.

Last Date for Apply:

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 23 February 2023 will be considered. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 08 March 2023.




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