Research Assistant

University of Sheffield - Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 22 months

Working Pattern: Part time - 16 hours per week

Faculty: Faculty of Science


The laboratory of Dr Emma Thomson in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) seeks a scientist to investigate the link between ribosome biogenesis and the nucleolar stress response in a project funded by the Wellcome trust. You will perform both in vivo and in vitro analyses to dissect the molecular mechanisms linking these two fundamental processes. You will work as part of a team in the newly established Thomson lab and work closely with others in the group. You should have a proven track record of working in tissue culture and performing RNA analysis.

You will have a good honours degree in biological sciences (or equivalent experience) with experience in general lab management, maintaining stocks and equipment. You will have the ability to suggest and negotiate practical solutions to problems and be able to work on your own initiative when required.

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.

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