|Salary:||£25,138 to £29,605 per annum pro rata, Grade 5|
|Placed On:||21st November 2023|
|Closes:||4th December 2023|
About the role
Applications are invited for the post of Research Technician hosted in the Centre for Phage Research within the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester. This post involves characterising phage that replicate in bacteria in the stationary growth phase. The successful applicant will have experience in phage research as well working with stringent cultures of stationary phase bacteria.
The successful candidate will have a technical or scientific education to BSc degree level with previous laboratory-based experience in working with bacteriophages and pathogenic bacteria. You must have good laboratory and microbiological skills including PCR and DNA extraction, with knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures.
Experience of establishing homogenous cultures of stationary phase bacteria and working with phage-specific bioinformatics tools would be beneficial.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Martha Clokie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.
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