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Research Scientist - Genomics

Animal and Plant Health Agency

Location: New Haw
Salary: £33,827 to £36,606
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th October 2022
Closes: 27th December 2022
Job Ref: 241001

Location: New Haw, South East England, KT15 3NB

Salary: £33,827 - £36,606

Reference number: 241001

Job summary

As a Research Scientist within the Virology Department, you will be leading the delivery of laboratory work as part of a multi-consortia genomics project. This programme of work involves key scientific institutes from across the UK bringing their expertise (Bioinformatics/genomics) together to generate and use big datasets (sequencing) for the control of infectious diseases including outbreak preparedness.

Job description

Conduct laboratory research into veterinary viral pathogens by leading experimental design and execution of work across teams, ensuring completion of project objectives and milestones to the customers satisfaction; delivery of science in accord with relevant Quality Assurance standard ISO9001 and within budget.

Maintain awareness of viruses handled across virology workgroups and bioinformatics issues by reading literature and attending appropriate meetings/conferences/workshops.

Monitor the horizon for technological developments that may be used for research programmes and to update or develop diagnostics.

Progress the implementation of specialised technologies (e.g., molecular tools and genome sequencing) and associated data analysis capability for self and colleagues.

Line manage, supervise and provide training for members of staff, students, and visitors in the workgroup.

Ensure that self and team maintain safe operation of the laboratory, (including CL3 high containment laboratories, if applicable), ensuring staff are aware of and adhere to appropriate safety procedures and emphasise a culture of continuous improvement in health and safety.

Communication of science through participation in internal and external meetings, but also to ensure a high quality programme of scientific approaches published in peer reviewed literature with high impact.

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Closing date: 11:55pm, Sunday 27th December 2022.

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