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Research Technician in Glycobiology

University of Southampton - Biological Sciences Technical

Location: Southampton
Salary: £25,217
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th March 2020
Closes: 25th April 2020
Job Ref: 1258020BJ

Location:  Highfield Campus

Fixed Term (13 Months)

We are looking for a skilled research technician to join the Glycoprotein Therapeutics Laboratory within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. This exciting new role requires someone with experience of expression, purification and analysis of glycoproteins. The group focuses on three main research areas; Cancer Therapeutics, Antibody Therapeutics and HIV immunogen design.

We are looking for someone who has experience of protein expression and purification with molecular biology skills. The ideal candidate would have a wider knowledge of glycobiology, be self-motivated and willing to provide a wide-range of general laboratory support to the group. A wide-range of backgrounds and experience will be considered as full training will be provided.

Be a part of the University of Southampton one of the UK’s research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

You will be working as part of a team in the Glycoprotein Therapeutics Laboratory, led by Prof. Max Crispin, which is predominantly focussed on developing anti-viral vaccines and new antibody-based therapies against cancer (

In the Glycoprotein Therapeutics Laboratory we exploit the glycan modifications of proteins in the design of vaccines candidates and glycoprotein-based therapeutics. We have a particular interest in vaccine design against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and in the development of novel antibody-based cancer therapeutics. This involves understanding how glycans impact on protein and viral function, how they are structured, and how we they can be manipulated for therapeutic applications.

You will join a well-established group who are looking for someone who can contribute to its growing success by providing technical assistance in a proactive and collaborative way.

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Lydia Doherty,

This post is suitable for biochemists or molecular biologists with experience in protein expression and purification.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1258020BJ on all correspondence.

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.

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