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Vacancies within Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

There are currently 3 vacancies within Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences:

Title Closes Salary
Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane ENT July 24, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Part-Time Athena Swan Coordinator Aug. 1, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Prostate Cancer Research (2 posts) Aug. 12, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Systematic Reviewer - Cochrane ENT

Closes: July 24, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to work with our Cochrane ENT team, based at Cochrane UK in Oxford. The main purpose of the role is to assist in the prioritisation of ENT topics and facilitate the completion of high-priority systematic reviews. The postholder will also support the Cochrane ENT editorial team and authors with methodological advice.</p><br> <p>You will be working closely with the Cochrane ENT editorial team and the main duties of the post will include: leading scoping reviews to prioritise reviews in key ENT topic areas and devising template protocols, including core outcome measures; co-authoring Cochrane ENT protocols and reviews, usually as lead author; commenting editorially as a methods adviser on draft protocols and reviews.</p><br> <p>You will have an MSc in a relevant area or a higher degree, plus a first degree in a health-related discipline or equivalent experience. You will have experience in conducting high-quality systematic reviews, including familiarity with Cochrane guidance and standards for the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews (e.g. MECIR and GRADE). Completion of at least one Cochrane review or systematic review for a guideline producer is desirable.</p><br> <p>This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance. We would be willing to consider applications for part-time hours (minimum 2 days per week) and we are also willing to discuss remote working options.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and as part of the application process you are required to upload your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference NDSA732 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 July 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held 5 August 2019.</p> </div>

Part-Time Athena Swan Coordinator

Closes: Aug. 1, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT: PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.</p><br> <p>We are looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active person to join the department as our Athena Swan Coordinator. We are preparing for our next Athena Swan application due in November 2020 and you would join our Self-Assessment team as well as having overall responsibility for coordinating and overseeing the application as well as the action plan.</p><br> <p>Working closely with the Departmental Administrator, HR team and the divisional Athena SWAN Advisor and Facilitator, you will lead preparations for the next application, which will include writing and presenting reports, auditing, managing and interrogating data for inclusion and drafting major portions of the application. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the Athena Swan section on the NDS departmental website as well as the coordination of staff/student surveys to assess data/information for inclusion in the Athena Swan application. You will also be expected to undertake duties relating to other departmental projects from time to time, such as the REF exercise for example.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and will have demonstrable experience of working in a staff development or equality and diversity related role. You will be able to work independently and flexibly to deliver project goals and deadlines set by the department and will have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent IT skills for report writing, presentations, preparation of reports, website development and interrogating databases are essential. Previous experience of working on Athena Swan or similar activities would be beneficial.</p><br> <p>This part-time post (30 hours per week/0.8 FTE) is available immediately and is fixed-term until for 2 years in the first instance. We would be willing to accept applications from candidates wanting different working patterns or hours.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and as part of the application process you are required to upload your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference NDSA721B on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 1 August 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 15 August 2019.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Prostate Cancer Research (2 posts)

Closes: Aug. 12, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the Mills research laboratories at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, based on Level 6 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.</p><br> <p>This is an exciting opportunity for two ambitious and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on an exciting project led by Professor Ian Mills - John Black Associate Professor of Prostate Cancer. Over the course of the last few years we have identified OGlcNAcylation as an important mediator of cellular reprogramming in prostate cancer. These two positions will bring together findings from this period which implicates OGlcNAcylation as a regulator of the stability and activity of chromatin modifying and ubiquitinylating enzymes. In so doing the appointees will evaluate the impact of targeting OGlcNAcylation on the survival of prostate cancer cells in response to DNA damage and on the activation of cell cycle checkpoints.</p><br> <p>The successful candidates will be expected to design and perform all experiments, with the primary aim of addressing the core biological themes of the study. In addition, the postholders will be tasked with establishing protocols and undertaking sample processing, labelling, imaging and downstream data analysis working with tissue specimens from mice and humans.</p><br> <p>You will hold a PhD, or be nearing completion, in Biotechnology or other relevant biological discipline. You will have gained experience of chromatin immunoprecipitation research methodologies and be familiar with pre-clinical prostate cancer research that includes a heavy focus on the androgen receptor and OGIcNAcylation. Extensive experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques is essential, alongside working knowledge of the following research methodologies; Androgen Receptor Signalling, OGIcNAcylation/glycosylation, Light microscopy and image analysis, Genetic manipulation of cell lines, Biochemical techniques which include Proteomics, Chromatin analysis.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidates will be creative and able to generate new ideas to contribute both to the project and applications for further research income. Excellent communication skills are also essential, including the ability to assist with writing publications and presenting data at group meetings.</p><br> <p>These 2 full-time posts are available immediately and are fixed-term for 12 months.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and as part of the application process you are required to upload your CV and a covering letter. Please quote reference NDSA743 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12 noon on 12 August 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 27 August 2019.</p> </div>