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Research Associate

Cardiff University - School of Biosciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment will be made above 6.33, currently £36,261 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2018
Closes: 2nd January 2019
Job Ref: 8102BR

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and talented post-doctoral research associate to work on an exciting BBSRC Global Challenges Research Fund project that aims to develop high-yielding mint varieties through genetic modification and metabolic engineering.

The candidate will have extensive molecular biology experience and will be familiar with modular gene cloning systems such as MoClo and Golden Gate, in addition to having experience in plant genetic modification techniques. The project will provide opportunities for travel to meetings with our project partners in Uganda, as well as to international conferences and training workshops. The candidate will work closely with highly experienced, internationally-recognised academics in the Cardiff University School of Biosciences and School of Chemistry.

This is a full-time position, available from 31st January 2019, fixed-term until 30th Jaunary 2022.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment will be made above 6.33, currently £36,261 per annum.

Important note: Interviews will be held on Monday 7th January 2019 and invited applicants will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on their research activities. However, due to the University's closure over the festive period, invites to the interview will only be sent on 2nd January 2019.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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