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Research Technician

University of Sheffield - Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £26,715 to £28,331 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th April 2021
Closes: 20th April 2021
Job Ref: UOS028168

Contract Type: Fixed-term with a start date of ASAP and an end date of 31 December 2021.

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We are seeking a highly organised and enthusiastic Research Technician to work within a team of scientists who are sequencing SARS-CoV-2 for clinical research studies. 

This is a fixed term post until the 31 December 2021 supported by Public Health England (PHE) and the Covid19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, awarded to Dr. Thushan de Silva to study the genomics of SARS-CoV-2 as part of the UK government’s pandemic response. 

You will be responsible for helping to manage and coordinate the staff and workflow in the laboratory to ensure the efficient processing of clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing. The data generated will be utilised by several studies, including those run by the government (PHE/COG-UK) and local hospitals to aid the understanding of SARS-CoV-2 evolution and to make decisions about infection control. It is therefore essential that you are able to work flexibly to accommodate the needs of the clinical study. 

We are seeking candidates with a good honours degree (or equivalent experience), as well as extensive laboratory research experience in molecular biology and experience of supervising staff and managing laboratory workflows. As this role involves the processing of a large number of clinical samples, you will also need experience/knowledge of handling samples in accordance with GCP/GCLP as well as experience using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to track clinical sample processing. 

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. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. 

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