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Post-doctoral Fellow – University of Oxford

A two-year post-doctoral research fellow position is available in the Drakesmith lab at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford.


With the support of an unrestricted grant from the pharmaceutical industry, the University of Oxford has driven the development of HIRO (Human Iron Research in Oxford), a cross-divisional initiative serving to link clinicians and scientists with an interest in iron research across the Oxford campuses; HIRO is led by Dr John Ryan and Prof Hal Drakesmith. Reporting to the Principal Investigator and the HIRO steering committee, the post holder will be the HIRO Fellow, a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out studies on human-focussed translational iron research for patient benefit. The Drakesmith group is sited within the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. We have a strong track record in the field of iron metabolism with a specific interest in how iron trafficking interacts with infection, inflammation, immunology and anaemia. This specific project will build on published and unpublished ongoing studies relating to how iron availability controls inflammation and immunity and will involve interaction with academic groups within and beyond Oxford. The post holder provides guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers. The post-holder will also work to connect the other HIRO-funded projects within the University of Oxford.

Please find further details of the position and how to apply here.