University of Oxford
We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant with a background in biology/neuroscience to join our exciting “innovaTEbehaviour” research project. The overall aim of this endeavour is to understand how differences in the genomes of individuals contribute to genetic innovation and behavioural diversity in animals and humans (see treiberlab.com for more details).
Your main role will be to support single-cell transcriptomics experiments, to contribute to the generation and maintenance of new Drosophila melanogaster lines, and to conduct confocal imaging and behavioural testing of fruit flies. You will also contribute to the overall smooth operation of the Treiber lab.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to establish your own, small independent research project within the scope of the innovaTEbehaviour project and the Treiber lab. We will work with you to develop your research skills and scientific independence and will ensure you get fully integrated in the open-minded and visionary research environment at the Biology department and within the wider scientific community at Oxford University.
Please note that prior experience with Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism is NOT a requirement for this post.
The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.
This post is full time (applications to work part time are welcome) and available from the 2nd January 2024. This is a two-year contract with the potential for extension, subject to funding.
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.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT+1) on Monday 26th June 2023, interviews are likely to be scheduled for late June/early July 2023.
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