Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Target Discovery Institute, University of OxfordWe are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist in Chemical Epigenetics to contribute to the development of epigenetic-based diagnostics for early cancer detection. You will participate in the Ludwig Institute funded research programme at the University of Oxford led by Dr Chunxiao Song. The group combines chemical biology and genomic approaches to develop sensitive tools to explore the wealth of epigenetic information in body fluids, such as the circulating cell-free DNA, to broaden the use of new epigenetic biomarkers for non-invasive disease diagnostics.
As our Postdoctoral Scientist, you will contribute to the development of non-invasive epigenetic based diagnostics. You will design and perform research work using clinical samples such as cell-free DNA from human plasma and train and supervise junior staff in NGS techniques and analysis.
You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant topic. You will have a strong skill set in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, together with experience of NGS techniques and data analysis.
Experience of communicating results clearly and logically as part of a diverse research team is essential. Additionally required is a first author publication in a relevant subject and evidence of independent thinking with the ability to lead a project.
This full-time position is fixed-term for 3 years.
Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.
30,738 - 37,768英镑/年