Research Technician (Tissue Culture and Molecular Genetics)

Royal Holloway, University of London - School of Biological Sciences

Applications are invited for the post of Research Technician in the School of Biological Sciences, Department of Plant Molecular Sciences.

The successful applicant will join the research group of Professor Paul Fraser, supporting research activities in the laboratory to ensure project objectives and deliverables are met in a timely manner. Professor Fraser’s research focusses on the production of high-value isoprenoid compounds from renewable sources and a number of diverse projects are on-going in the lab, for example: the EU-FP7 funded DISCO ( project and the BBSRC funded PROCAR and OptiCar projects. Another aspect of Professor Fraser’s research is the improvement of crops for developing countries with projects such as the Cassava Whitefly project ( funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc in Biochemistry or Biological Sciences. They will have worked in a research laboratory and have experience in a variety of routine microbiology and molecular biology techniques such as culture and maintenance of bacterial, yeast and fungal strains, nucleic acid purification and PCR. Experience in in vitro plant tissue culture techniques is highly desirable but training can be provided. Knowledge of micro-organism mutagenesis methods would be an advantage. The ability to work well as part of a large, diverse team and the ability to communicate effectively is also essential for this role.

This is a full time post, available from 1st November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 24 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Paul Fraser on or +44 (0)1784 443894.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at:

Please quote the reference: 1016-332

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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