Research Technician

Queen Mary University of London - Biological & Chemical Science

The School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is one of the largest Schools within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and is committed to excellence in research and teaching; and offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students.

Applications are now sought for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Technician in Cell and Molecular Biology to work in Dr Lakxmi Subramanian’s group at SBCS, QMUL.

The successful candidate will work on a BBSRC funded project entitled “Master Regulation of Centromere Function by the Highly Conserved Mis18 Complex.”

The post holder will:

  • Provide technical and research support in the area of molecular genetics and biochemistry in the research group of Dr Subramanian.

  • Provide support to staff and students in the general housekeeping of the research laboratory.

  • Support staff with particular non-scientific tasks, including ordering of materials, stock-taking of reagents, archiving samples, updating and maintaining documents relating to health and safety in Dr Subramanian’s laboratory.

The prospective technician should have specific knowledge and experience of general molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning and mutagenesis, as well as basic microbiology techniques, in addition to experience in preparation of growth media and stock solutions. Knowledge and experience in yeast genetics is desirable. The post holder will work closely with the PI, researchers and postgraduate students in the Subramanian group, designing and running scientific experiments independently, as well as interpreting results and outcomes. The post will suit a recent graduate with considerable research experience, who aspires to learn new research techniques and improve their analytical skills.

The post is 50% FTE for a period of 36 months. The starting salary will be £32,956 pro rata, per annum and inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a defined benefit pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquires please contact Dr. Lakxmi Subramanian via email at

For further information about the Subramanian lab and the School, please visit the School’s website on:

To apply, please click on the link below.

Application enquiries should be directed to

The closing date for completed applications is 6 April 2018. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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