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Vacancies within Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

There are currently 5 vacancies within Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences:

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Scientist in Experimental Transplantation and Integrative -Omics Nov. 20, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Trial Manager (MACRO Trial, Workstream [WS] 2) Nov. 20, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Personal Assistant Nov. 22, 2019, noon Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Administrative Assistant - QUOD and Transplant Research Groups Nov. 25, 2019, noon Grade 4: £22,417 – £25,941 p.a.
Research Fellow in Urology Dec. 2, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.

Postdoctoral Scientist in Experimental Transplantation and Integrative -Omics

Closes: Nov. 20, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY</p><br> <p>We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist to do academic research in the area of transplantation research with the potential to perform mass spectrometry-based proteomics/metabolomics. This project will be carried out in collaboration between Professor Rutger Ploeg (Transplantation) as the main investigator and Professor Benedikt Kessler (Biological Mass Spectrometry) as the collaborator.</p><br> <p>The group you will be embedded in has been involved in national and international projects concerning organ repair and regeneration as well as ex-vivo perfusion to enhance function and transplantation outcomes. Better mechanistic insight into relevant molecular profiles is needed as well as development of clinically helpful biomarkers.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will work within Professor Rutger Ploeg&#8217;s translational transplantation research laboratory, based at the NHSBT Oxford Centre on the John Radcliffe Hospital site, as well as collaborate with Professor Benedikt Kessler&#8217;s group at the TDI Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (Target Discovery Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine) and conduct proteomics and metabolomics driven experiments using transplantation specimens, with support from the Kessler TDI Mass Spectrometry group.</p><br> <p>You will manage your own area of research as well as participate in collaborative projects with fellow postdoctoral scientists in the lab and with external institutions. You will work with members of the team to help establish organ perfusion models and perform biochemical and cellular analysis. You will also help coordinate national and international scientific collaborations relating to experimental, translational or clinical transplantation. In addition, you will have access to mass spectrometry technology available in the TDI MS laboratory (Kessler group) and participate in proteomics/metabolomics research design, experiments and data analysis together with members of the Kessler group. You will be required to attend appropriate scientific seminars, meetings and training courses, and will also participate in the education of other staff and students as necessary.</p><br> <p>It is essential that you hold a PhD in immunology, biochemistry or analytical chemistry and first or higher degree in biological sciences (biology, immunology, medicine), or chemistry, physical or analytical chemistry. You will also have previous experience in transplantation and/or ischemia reperfusion injury and/or molecular/ tissue injury related research. A responsible nature with a methodical and careful approach to working in the laboratory as well as understanding of Good Laboratory Practice is essential.</p><br> <p>This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance, with a possible extension until 31 March 2022, subject to funding renewal.</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 NDSA734C on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 20 November 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 4 December 2019.</p> </div>

Trial Manager (MACRO Trial, Workstream [WS] 2)

Closes: Nov. 20, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical trials manager to contribute to growing surgical research within the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU). We are seeking to appoint a Trial Manager to work on the MACRO Trial as part of the MACRO Programme (&#8220;Defining best Management in Adult Chronic RhinOsinusitis&#8221;) based at the Botnar Research Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.</p><br> <p>The MACRO trial is a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) to produce evidence about the effectiveness and role of medical treatment (long-term antibiotics) and sinus surgery in adults with Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) both with and without polyps. The trial aims to recruit 600 patients from 17 sites in the UK and began recruiting patients in December 2018.</p><br> <p>As the MACRO Trial Manager you will work closely with the SITU Operational Lead, the MACRO Programme team based at the evidENT in UCL, and other members of SITU and OCTRU. Your primary objective will be to ensure the smooth running of the MACRO trial. You will be responsible for the overall management of the trial ensuring the procedures are followed to the relevant regulations and guidelines (i.e. Good Clinical Practice, GCP) and where applicable ensuring the study complies with OCTRU Standard Operating Procedures. The postholder will co-ordinate the design, implementation and running of the clinical trial across participating hospital sites in the UK, ensuring timely data collection. The postholder will also be the main point of contact for the Data Support post that will be working on the trial.</p><br> <p>The ideal candidate is educated to degree level or has equivalent experience in clinical research. They will have a proactive approach with a positive and flexible attitude. Exceptional communication skills are essential, as you will be dealing with a number of different stakeholders working on the MACRO Programme. You will have experience of working as a clinical trials manager/coordinator and will have up-to-date knowledge of all regulations and guidelines applicable to clinical trials. Experience of working on randomised controlled and CTIMP studies will be an advantage. There will be a requirement to travel within the UK to research sites.</p><br> <p>This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 30 November 2022. We would be willing to consider applications for part-time hours initially with the view going to full-time at a later stage, please ensure that you specify this in your application.</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 NDSA756 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 20 November 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 2 December 2019.</p> </div>

Personal Assistant

Closes: Nov. 22, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for a Personal Assistant to join the core administrative team of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the Old Road Campus Research Building and the John Radcliffe Hospital.</p><br> <p>You will provide high quality secretarial and administrative support to senior academic staff in the department. This will include diary management, arranging meetings, making complex travel arrangements and minute taking. You will develop strong working relationships with staff at all levels across the department and the wider university.</p><br> <p>You will need to demonstrate a good level of initiative, independent decision-making and organisational ability, as well as the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You will be a strongly motivated and meticulous individual, with extensive administrative/PA experience at a senior level. You will be highly computer literate, with skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and other office applications. You will have a willingness to work independently yet also collaboratively, and will be able to respond flexibly to the demands of this interesting and varied post. Previous experience of organising meetings and international conferences or seminars is essential. You will have a respect for confidentiality and be able to deal with a wide range of contacts with both tact and efficiency.</p><br> <p>This full-time, permanent post is available immediately. We would be willing to consider applications for part-time 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 NDSA738 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 22 November 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 6 December 2019.</p> </div>

Administrative Assistant - QUOD and Transplant Research Groups

Closes: Nov. 25, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 4: £22,417 – £25,941 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated Administrative Assistant to provide high quality administrative support to the members of the Oxford Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) group.<br> <br>The administrative assistant for QUOD will provide administrative support for the existing team and will organise various meetings and document their outcome in minutes and action logs. You will be liaising with the departmental admin team regarding orders, invoices and other departmental procedures and will be a point of contact for various regional teams and act upon their queries. You will also be assisting in the production of sample collection kits, which includes the monitoring of stock levels and ordering of stock for the regional transplant centres.</p><br> <p>You will have previous administrative experience, along with excellent communication and computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, email and other office applications. You will be required to work independently yet collaboratively and be able to respond flexibly to the demands of this interesting and varied post. You will have a proven ability to manage financial procedures and will have previous experience of organising events and minute taking.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will possess a positive and proactive attitude in order to welcome guests to the group with ease. He/she will also have developed excellent interpersonal skills and have a friendly and confident telephone manner. Previous experience of working in a university, hospital or research environment or knowledge of medical and scientific terms would be advantageous.</p><br> <p>This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term until 31 March 2021. It is based at the Transplant Centre, Churchill Hospital, Headington. We would be willing to accept applications for part-time hours; working 0.8FTE/4 days per week.</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 NDSA753 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 25 November 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 10 December 2019.</p> </div>

Research Fellow in Urology

Closes: Dec. 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for a Research Fellow in Urology to join the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. The postholder will work as part of a vibrant multidisciplinary team of academics in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, with laboratories located both at the Old Road Campus and the John Radcliffe site, with Clinical Urology based at the Churchill Hospital.</p><br> <p>The postholder will work on two novel clinical research projects &#8211; ProMOTE and PART trials. They will provide an essential link between the clinical and the research teams, through the analysis and interpretation of clinical, histopathological, genomic and research data. The main original project of the postholder will be to establish a new workflow for viable patient tumour samples into explant culture. Initial immunostaining will be used to confirm tissue viability post-operatively and under explant conditions. This will qualify the performance of the workflow and of staining methods. Upon commencement of the Vascular Targeted Photodynamic Therapy planned on patients in the ongoing PART trial, samples will be sequenced and immune-stained pre- and post-treatment from the patient and in explant conditions. Response data will be compared to that arising from the pre-clinical allograft study. The successful applicant will integrate the workflows of these various inter-digitating research studies, and will generate new and original data.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will be medically qualified with training in urology completed and MRCS/FRCS or equivalent obtained. You will also hold a postgraduate research qualification e.g. completed MSc Thesis. It is essential that you have previous experience in clinical research, technical ability and past laboratory experience in molecular cell biology, as well as prior experience of handling fresh tumour material for molecular biology experiments. You will have excellent communication, organisational and decision making skills with an analytical approach to problem solving. Computer skills such as Ms Office and statistics packages (e.g. SPSS) and evidence of undertaking peer reviews of scientific publications is also essential for this post.</p><br> <p>This full-time post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 12 months the first instance.</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 NDSA748 on all correspondence.</p><br> <p>Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 2 December 2019 can be considered. Interviews will be held on 13 December 2019.</p> </div>