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Senior Research Laboratory Technician

University of Cambridge - Department of Plant Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £23,067 to £26,715
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st August 2020
Closes: 18th September 2020
Job Ref: PD23527

Applications are invited for a research technician in molecular genetics, working with David Baulcombe and his group in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. The position is BBSRC funded for up to 36 months, starting on January 4th 2021 at the latest.

The post holder will carry out experiments under guidance of the PI and post doctoral researcher. The experiments will involve:

  • Extraction of DNA and RNA from plants and bacteria.
  • Advanced molecular methods for the analysis of DNA and RNA including restriction enzyme digestion and DNA sequencing.
  • Next generation DNA sequencing including library construction.

You should be educated in a biological subject and have experience of plant care in a scientific environment and experience with basic molecular biology methods. For full details of the post please see the further details attachment.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

For any queries on the position please contact Del Hawtin

Please notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD23527 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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