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Research Project Support Officer

Bangor University - School of Natural Sciences

Location: Bangor
Salary: £25,728 (Grade 6) p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August 2018
Closes: 10th September 2018
Job Ref: BU01719

The role will support the “Rapid, parallel adaptation in the Anthropocene” project which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 

The role will support the project’s post-doctoral researcher and the duties will include: conducting hydroponic, root elongation and germination experiments to quantify metal tolerances for individual plants; upkeep of the plant collections; and DNA extractions for downstream genomic analyses. While experiments are ongoing occasional weekend working will be required. There will also be opportunities to conduct fieldwork and receive training in molecular DNA laboratory techniques.

The Research Project Support Officer will be based in Bangor University (with Dr. Alex Papadopulos) in the Molecular Ecology and Fisheries Genetics Laboratory ( and will split their time between the Environment Centre Wales site in Bangor and the Henfaes research centre in Abergwyngregyn (~7 miles from Bangor).

Candidates should be educated to degree level standard or equivalent experience in a relevant science subject and have some experience of conducting experiments with plants. Basic laboratory skills and ability to record data in spreadsheets (MS-EXCEL) are essential. 

The successful candidate will be expected to commence on 15th October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is available for a period of 12 months initially with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 10 September 2018.

Committed To Equal Opportunities

EU Funds: Investing in Wales

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