University of Oxford - Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist to work on a research programme to study the antiarrhythmic mechanism of multi-herbal Chinese medicine.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly established Chinese herbal medicine research lab. The appointee will take a pivotal role in a programme studying the effects of the multi-herbal medicine and its chemical compounds on cardiac electrophysiological properties, including action potential and its corresponding ion channels using patch clamp electrophysiological techniques.
Duties will include: carrying out cellular electrophysiological experiments using patch clamp techniques; cardiomyocytes isolation and culture; maintaining the experimental equipment and systems to a good order; demonstrating and supervising lab techniques to graduate and postgraduate students; acting as the lab safety officer to ensure safety requirements are met. Applicants must hold, or be near completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area of research such as pharmacology in herbal medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, or physiology. Experience in cardiac myocytes isolation and cell culture techniques and excellent technical competence in patch clamp techniques is essential. Applicants should also consult the further particulars for the full list of essential and desirable selection criteria.
The post is funded by Shaanxi Momentum Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. China for up to 2 years. The post will be based in the Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 18 August 2017.
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