Research Technician

University of Exeter

The College wishes to recruit for a part-time (40-60% FTE Fixed Term Contract for 12 months initially with a view to extend depending on performance) Research Technician in Biosciences to provide technical support for a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded research project in studying the function of transporter proteins present in marine environments. Transporter proteins function to allow microbes to uptake nutrients from the environment. The aim of the project is to identify the function of highly expressed transporter proteins in the marine environment and thereby investigate, which microbes are making use of which nutrients in the open ocean. These results will allow us to understand the nutrient trade market in the marine environment.

This Research Technician post is available from 1st February 2017 in the Living Systems Institute, College of Life and Environmental Sciences. The post-holder will work in the laboratory of Professor Tom Richards based in Living Systems Institute /Biosciences at the Exeter campus.

The post will involve maintaining microbial cultures, conducting reference molecular biology experiments, running a phenotype array system and supporting the work of multiple postdoctoral researchers. Training will be provided for each role.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently but guidance will be provided whenever requested and training will be provided for each role.

For further information please contact Professor Tom Richards e-mail or telephone 01392 724603.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P55304 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

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