Research Technician

University of Dundee - Cell and Developmental Biology

Closing Date: 19 March 2018

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join the research group headed by Dr Jens Januschke in the Cell & Developmental Biology department of the School of Life Science.

You will provide full laboratory management assistance to the PI and his group, with focus on a study funded by the Wellcome Trust to examine stem cell function in the developing brain of Drosophila. Strong working experience of the following is essential: Biochemistry (protein purification, IP) and mass spectrometry relevant techniques. Expert handling of state of the art molecular biology techniques (RNA and DNA). Experience with CrispR and microscopy techniques and live cell imaging is highly advantageous. You should be technically minded and confident in performing independent experiments, demonstrate the ability to learn new techniques, follow protocols and always keep meticulous records. Since we work with Drosophila, in this job you will work with flies and run part of the fly facility (prepare and order fly media/food, handling/maintaining of fly lines, raise and keep fly stocks on demand, using Drosophila genetics to generate new fly stocks, injecting into embryos to generate transgenic flies). Working with Drosophila is mandatory, previous experience with Drosophila desirable, but not a must, as the candidate can be trained for this once in the lab. Strong communication and presentation skills are important and the ability to work in a team is essential. Data analysis and presentation skills are highly desirable. The position is immediately available.

This position is available for 12 months in the first instance.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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