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Research Technician (part-time 0.5 fte)

University of East Anglia - Norwich Medical School

Location: Norwich
Salary: £22,017 to £25,482 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 3rd March 2019
Job Ref: TC647

£22,017 to £25,482 per annum pro rata                                                   

Norwich Medical School are seeking to appoint a Research Technician to join the mitochondrial biology laboratory of Dr Paul Crichton at the Biomedical Research Centre, University of East Anglia. This post is part time (0.5 FTE) and funded by the BBSRC for 3 years. The successful candidate will support the studies of the group on mitochondrial membrane proteins. In particular, you will contribute to studies on uncoupling protein 1, a protein that allows specialised brown fat tissue to burn off calories as heat. This exciting and timely project will study the properties of the purified protein to determent how it may be activated to help combat metabolic disease.

You will manage the scientific infrastructure and maintenance of the lab, contribute to experimental work and assist in other activities such as the training of students and other group members. Appropriate training and support will be provided for all areas of the role.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in Biology/Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related discipline, with practical experience of laboratory based work (e.g. microbial culturing, SDS gels, western blotting, PCR and/or DNA analytical methods).

Informal enquires are encouraged (

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the School encourages applications from women and those from minority ethnic groups.  Appointment will be made on merit.

This post is offered on a part-time 0.5 fte basis for a fixed-term commencing 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

Closing date: 3 March 2019

To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at:

The Norwich Medical School is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Gold.

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