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Research Technician

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Science: Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £26,243 Grade 6 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th May 2019
Closes: 19th June 2019
Job Ref: UOS022672

Contract Type: Fixed term for 12 months

Location: Firth Court, Western Bank, University of Sheffield

We are seeking to recruit a Research Technician to work within Dr Julien Bergeron’s laboratory in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) to work on a structural biology project. The project aims to characterise the structure of bacterial membrane protein complexes, using a combination of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR and other biophysical methods. The post holder will also contribute to the general running of the laboratory, including generating common reagents, training students, and help with the laboratory organisation. You will also provide technical and administrative support to the Electron Microscopy facility at the University of Sheffield. 

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You should have a good honours degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or biophysics or equivalent experience. Experience in cloning, and protein expression and purification is essential for this role. In addition, experience in using a Transmission Electron Microscope, protein structure characterization, and/or handline membrane proteins, would also be desirable, but corresponding training could also be provided.

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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