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All vacancies within Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

There are currently 4 vacancies within Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG):

Title Closes Salary
Research Administration Officer July 1, 2022, noon Standard Grade 5: £26,341 - £31,406
Receptionist July 4, 2022, noon Standard Grade 3: £20,092 - £22,847 p.a
Postdoctoral Research Scientist – ‘Topography, regulation and function of PDE-dependent cAMP nanodomains in cardiac myocytes’ July 11, 2022, noon Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927
Apprentice Finance Assistant July 21, 2022, noon not specified

Research Administration Officer

Closes: July 1, 2022, noon; salary: Standard Grade 5: £26,341 - £31,406

<div> <p></p><div><strong>Grade 5: &#163;26,341 - &#163;31,406 per annum</strong></div><br> <div><strong>Permanent, full-time.</strong><br> <br><strong>Two posts available.&#160;</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We are seeking to appoint two Research Administration Officers to join our Research Administration Team. The role is pivotal in providing complete research applications and grant management services to the Department and is the interface between (i) academic staff in the Department, (ii) Research Services and Research Accounts in the central University Administration and Services and (iii) all external funding agencies.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>As well as undertaking general research support duties to help underpin our full grants operation, the post-holders will also work with their own Grants portfolio, assisting with specific projects, tasks and queries from Principal Investigators and research staff. Further advice or guidance will be offered by our senior team colleagues or the Research Facilitation &amp; Administration Manager, as necessary. Full training and development will be provided.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>To be effective you will have strong teamwork, written and oral communication skills, a commitment to providing excellent service, strong numeracy skills, along with the ability to plan and manage multiple priorities and demands.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>You will work under the line management of the Research Facilitation &amp; Administration Manager, and duties will include preparation of budget costings for funding applications, providing advice and support to applicants with reference to funder and scheme needs. You will help advise applicants on how to best cost their application in line with local policy and practice, and ensuring all grant applications are submitted in line with Departmental and University policies and deadlines. You will also check that documentation is accurate, complete and has received appropriate departmental sign off. Post-award duties include the administration of financial and other administrative aspects of research grants, ensuring all transactions are eligible, recorded accurately and that spend is in line with University financial controls and funder terms.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post is available immediately and will be based in the Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Informal enquiries may be directed to Wanda Groenewald, Deputy Head of Administration and Finance, via email &#160;<a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:wanda.groenewald@dpag.ox.ac.uk">wanda.groenewald@dpag.ox.ac.uk</a>. &#160;</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Closing date for applications is <strong>midday on 1st July 2022.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Interviews are expected to be held in mid-July 2022.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>While this is a full-time role, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally. &#8211; DPAG Statement of Inclusion</div> </div>

Receptionist

Closes: July 4, 2022, noon; salary: Standard Grade 3: £20,092 - £22,847 p.a

<div> <p></p><div><strong>Full-time, Permanent</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post holder will be responsible for providing an efficient and friendly front-line reception service for the Department. You will be working 36.5 hours a week,09.00-17.00 with a 42-minute unpaid lunch break, reporting to the Facilities and Stores Manager</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The successful candidate will act as a first point of contact for all enquiries from staff, students, visitors, contractors and members of the public and ensure that reception desk is manned at all times. They will sort incoming and outgoing post, taking parcel deliveries and recording relevant details and will be responsible for booking parking, logging permits numbers and contact details for visitors. Additionally, they will manage the online room booking system for the building and ensure any enquires directed to the generic reception email are dealt with promptly and effectively.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Candidates will need to be educated to GCSE level and have previous experience in a customer facing role. It is essential that they can demonstrate good computer and communication skills and have a flexible approach to work, managing competing and changing priorities effectively. They will need to demonstrate understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and be able to remain calm under pressure and deal with situations in a patient way.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post is available from end of July 2022.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post will be based in the Sherrington Building.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Informal enquiries may be directed David Greenwood (david.greenwood@dpag.ox.ac.uk).</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Closing date for applications is <strong>midday on Monday 4th July 2022</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Interviews are likely to be held on the week beginning 18th July 2022.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally. &#8211; DPAG Statement of Inclusion</div> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – ‘Topography, regulation and function of PDE-dependent cAMP nanodomains in cardiac myocytes’

Closes: July 11, 2022, noon; salary: Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927

<div> <p></p><div><strong>Fixed Term &#8211; (9 months)</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>An opportunity is available for a suitably qualified candidate to work as a postdoctoral research assistant in the group of Prof. Manuela Zaccolo on a project focused on compartmentalised cAMP signalling in cardiac pathophysiology.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The appointee will take part in an exciting programme of work analysing local cAMP signalling using targeted FRET reporters in normal and diseased cardiac myocytes . The project will investigate the link between localised cAMP signalling and functional effects and aim at developing strategies for selective local manipulation of cAMP levels to affect specific function. The successful applicant will help in the characterisation of the organisation, regulation and function of cAMP domains downstream of different GPCRs and in defining the identity of the phosphodiesterases involved in the regulation of these domains and the pathways activated downstream of cAMP.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The successful candidate will be required to carry out the research programme directed by the supervisor. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and implementing research methods, adapting techniques for the purpose of the project, designing and performing experiments, and analysing and interpreting scientific data and to contribute ideas to develop the project. The successful applicant will also manage their own academic research and administrative activities and report results and plans to the supervisor and will assist with training collaborators and other group members on scientific protocols and experimental techniques. They Must hold (or be near completion of) a PhD in a relevant area of research such as cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post is available from 1st August 2022&#160;</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post will be based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford in the Institute of Developmental &amp; Regenerative Medicine, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Dr, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7TY</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Informal enquiries may be directed to Manuela.zaccolo@dpag.ox.ac.uk&#160;</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Closing date for applications is <strong>midday on 11th July 2022</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Interviews are likely to be held on the week beginning <strong>July 25th 2022</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Applications are particularly welcome from women, black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We, as a Department and Community, will be considerate and welcoming of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these impact us, and those around us, personally and professionally. &#8211; DPAG Statement of Inclusion</div> </div>

Apprentice Finance Assistant

Closes: July 21, 2022, noon; salary: not specified

<div> <p></p><div><strong>(2 posts available)</strong></div><br> <div><strong>About the role</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the University of Oxford in the newly created role of Apprentice Finance Assistant at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy &amp; Genetics. The role is being created following a period of dynamism and change in the Finance Team, to enable it to further improve its service to the Department.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>This role will provide you with the perfect opportunity to get involved with a variety of finance duties that will help develop your finance knowledge, including processing of transactions (accounts payable and receivable), assisting with month end tasks (running reports and processing journals), and general finance administration. You will join and assist our busy and supportive Finance team, which comprises the Finance Manager, the Finance Supervisor, and two Finance Assistants.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>You will also get involved in other finance-related duties working with other teams within the Department, enabling you to further develop your experience and build relationships.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>About the apprenticeship</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>As part of this role, you will undertake an Apprenticeship with Abingdon and Witney College where you will complete a Level 2 Intermediate Accounts or Finance Assistant Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will be delivered through in-house training, as well as day-release or other distance learning methods as supported by Abingdon and Witney College. On successful completion the apprentice will progress to the Level 3 Advanced Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>For this apprenticeship, you will work at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy &amp; Genetics. The Department supports some flexible working and staff have been working from home during the pandemic.</div><br> <div>As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Abingdon and Witney College (either the Abingdon or Witney location) where you will need to attend the college one day a week during term time.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>In total, it will take three years to complete all elements of the apprenticeship, with support from the Department, University, and College throughout, and you will gain an Association of Accounting Technicians Level 2 Certificate and a Level 3 Diploma accounting qualification. There could be an opportunity for the right candidate to complete a Level 4 AAT qualification later in the Apprenticeship.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information, please visit**: &#160;**<strong>https://www.apprenticeships.ox.ac.uk</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>About you</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>You will be passionate about starting your career in finance and excited about the opportunity of becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford. You may be starting your career, or you may be looking for a career change.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>To complete the level 2 and 3 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades, do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed. These qualifications are completed over 7 days. To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, Abingdon and Witney College will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>There are also government residency requirements for Apprenticeship funding which the Training Provider will be able to advise on.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>What we offer</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual&#8217;s unique contribution.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>You will receive 38 days&#8217; annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University&#8217;s annual apprenticeship awards.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Contact us and apply</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>If you would like further information or support in your application, please contact:</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Mandy Chong or Wanda Groenewald &#8211; Recruiting Managers &#8211; mandy.chong@dpag.ox.ac.uk&#160;or &#160;wanda.groenewald@dpag.ox.ac.uk.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Tessa Williams &#8211; Training Provider &#8211; &#160;tessa.williams@admin.ox.ac.uk.</div><br> <div>&#160;<br> <br>&#160;<br> <br>&#160;</div><br> <div>The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 21 July 2022; only applications received before 12:00 noon on Thursday 21 July 2022 will be considered.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Interviews will be taking place on TBC</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Interviews will be taking place in our offices at the Sherrington Building in Central Oxford; if you have concerns about travel or accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div> </div>