Research Technician (part-time, fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Plant & Crop Sciences

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Plant and Crop Sciences Division, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus.

The post holder will provide technical support to a three-year Nottingham Research Fellowship - investigating the role of plant hormone homeostasis networks in plant development and stress adaptation.

The post-holder will be responsible for the laboratory analysis of samples using a range of molecular biology techniques and for the maintenance and monitoring of plants under glasshouse and growth room conditions.

Duties will include:

  • Laboratory analysis of samples using a range of laboratory techniques including PCR, RT-PCR, western blotting, & gene cloning.
  • Plant maintenance: potting, watering, collecting, & sowing seed.
  • Ensuring stocks & equipment in own areas of responsibility are maintained & available for use.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment in accordance with statutory & University Health & Safety procedures.

Candidates must have a minimum of HNC in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications, plus considerable relevant technical/scientific experience in a relevant role.
Substantial work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role.

An MSc degree in a Plant related area would be desirable.

Candidates are expected to have good understanding of molecular biology techniques including PCR, RT-PCR, western blotting, and gene cloning. Experience working with Arabidopsis and in the research areas of plant circadian clock, natural variation, and QTL analysis would be desirable.

Further details can be found in the job description.

This is a part time position 18.5hrs/week (0.51% FTE) and will be offered on a fixed-term contract available from the 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2020. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
Dr Ute Voss (email:

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details:

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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