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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)

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The Rosalind Franklin Institute/Kennedy Trust Research Fellow (142052)

Grade 9: £47,263-£54,765 per annum
We are seeking a highly motivated, proactive Research Fellow to join Professor Dustin’s group at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford and Professor Angus Kirkland’s group at the Rosalind Franklin Institute.

You will be 50% supported by the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR) Cell Dynamics Platform and 50% by the Rosalind Franklin Institute (Franklin) with the aim to develop new technologies in imaging/microscopy for rheumatology and life science research.

The KIR component will be evaluated through the KIR career development programme (policy attached), taking into account the significant innovation and technology development component at the Franklin.

The Franklin component will focus on development of new live technologies for life science research including rheumatology, immunology and inflammation.
You will be responsible for the development of world leading new technologies in imaging/microscopy for rheumatology and cell research and provide effective people management by motivating, supervising and communicating with all members of your team. You will develop a leading, internationally-competitive research programme in rheumatology/immunology/inflammation research including custom-development and application of experimental techniques advancing research through novel quantitative measurements and analysis.
You must hold a PhD, or equivalent experience, in physics with extended experience in innovation in advanced microscopy, immunology, and biomechanics relevant to the interests of the KIR and the Rosalind Franklin Institute. You will have a strong publication record, excellent interpersonal skills and a disciplined and professional approach to work. Demonstrable evidence of the ability to develop, lead and support by external funding an internationally-competitive research programme in an area of interest to the KIR and RFI is essential. Experience and expertise in advance microscopy methods including, but not limited to fluorescence wide-filed, confocal, multi-photon and super-resolution microscopies (STED, PALM, STORM, DNA Paint), and image analysis and quantification software is desirable.

This is a fixed-term, full time position for 5 years.

Due to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks:
A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Monday, 9 September 2019. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:



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