Laboratory Technician/ Project Manager

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician/Project Manager. The main purpose of this position is to provide project management and technical support in Professor Colin Robinson’s laboratory.

The primary role will be to manage a new BBSRC-funded project entitled ‘A new generation of E. coli expression hosts and tools for recombinant protein production’. Research in the Robinson laboratory focuses on developing new E. coli strains that can efficiently express and export (transport out of the cell) recombinant proteins.

This post is being offered on a part time, 17.5 hours, for 2.5 years.

As Laboratory Technician/Project Manager you will:

  • manage a new BBSRC-funded project entitled ‘A new generation of E. coli expression hosts and tools for recombinant protein production’;
  • prepare, maintain and service instruments and equipment, which would involve understanding and interpreting written instructions, providing documentation in writing, and providing contact with supplier representatives;
  • organise network meetings including venue and travel arrangements.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a first degree in a biology or chemistry related subject;
  • working knowledge of general molecular biology and genetics and experience with molecular cloning;
  • good organisational and networking skills.

The School of Biosciences is set in a beautiful campus overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury. Students, postgraduates and staff choose Biosciences at Kent for at least four reasons:

  • our reputation as one of the very best biology research and teaching institutes in the UK;
  • the friendly and supportive environment of the School;
  • the attractive city and surrounding countryside;
  • our proximity to the Channel ports and tunnel and thence Continental Europe.

The School of Biosciences opened in 1970 and was founded on the principle that considerable benefits are to be gained through exploiting multidisciplinary approaches to biological research and enterprise activities. The School, which is consistently ranked in the top 30 biological science Schools in the UK, houses a dynamic research community made up of three main research themes each with a strong international reputation for their research. This environment also provides an excellent setting for our postgraduate training programmes at both the PhD and MSc level.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held on 30 November 2016.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Kim Kerr on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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