Research Technician

University College London - Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

The Stalk-Eyed Fly Research Group led by Prof Andrew Pomiankowski and Prof Kevin Fowler in the UCL Department of Genetics Evolution and Environment is seeking a Research Technician to assist in delivery of a NERC-funded grant “Sexual selection, condition dependence and meiotic drive”.

The role will involve animal husbandry, tissue processing and a range of molecular techniques. The successful candidate will be responsible for stalk-eyed fly husbandry and stock maintenance, carrying out a range of long-term breeding crosses, partake in a range of molecular and genetic analyses involving genotyping using PCR. The post holder should be highly motivated, with good organisational skills and be able to work independently without the requirement of day-to-day supervision.

The post is available to start within 3 months of 1 April 2018. The fixed-term appointment is for 3 years.

The successful applicant will hold a BSc degree, and a Master degree would be preferred, within the Biological Sciences. Experience with handling stock populations, carrying out breeding protocols and molecular genetics is essential. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a research environment during their undergraduate and Masters degrees. A keen interest in evolutionary biology would be advantageous.

UCL vacancy reference: 1713240

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Professor Andrew Pomiankowski .

For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on and quote the reference number 1713240.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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