Part Time, Fixed Term - Research
The Department of Biological and Medical Sciences are looking to recruit a Technical Research Associate to join the Phenotypic Evolution and Adaptation team. This is a part time (0.5 fte) contract for 3 years.
Qualifications required for post: Degree in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or equivalent or experience working in a lab environment.
Experience required for post: Experience with general molecular biology methods, cell culture and insect husbandry. Good knowledge of Drosophila biology and CRISPR-mediated transgenesis – preference will be given to applicants with experience in these areas as well as in insect transgenesis but all necessary training will be provided.
Overall purpose of post: The successful candidate will be working at Oxford Brookes University on a BBSRC-funded project, in collaboration with Durham University and The Francis Crick Institute. The project aims to investigate how organ size differences between Drosophila species is specified. The role will involve maintaining Drosophila stocks and setting up crosses as well as carrying out molecular biology and cell culture preparation and experiments, and generating and microinjecting constructs.
As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/Working-for-Brookes/Benefits/
The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.
This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.