Research Technician in Microbiology

University of Sheffield - Department of Animal & Plant Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed-Term until 31st January 2021.
Working Pattern: Part-Time – working 28 hours per week.

We seek a Research Technician in Microbiology to work as part of a vibrant research team on a 3-year NERC-funded project into the dynamics of horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities.

You will work closely with a postdoctoral researcher to execute the experimental research, including construction of bacterial strains and mutants, propagation of long-term microcosm experiments, screening of samples using standard microbiological and molecular biology techniques, and prepare DNA samples for genomics. Together with the postdoc will be responsible for the organization and secure storage of biological samples, and the collection and secure storage of experimental data. You will contribute to lab organization through ordering, maintaining stocks, database entry, etc.

You will have a good honours degree in Biology or similar (or equivalent experience) and experience of working in a molecular microbiology or environmental microbiology research laboratory and expertise in molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, sequencing, etc.).

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching, and student experience.

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