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Research Technician

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £32,982 to £38,205 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024) (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: 9453

The Opportunity:

Pilizota lab at the Engineering Biology Centre, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh seeks a highly motivated Research Technician to support the development of novel biosensors. The technology is based on whole-cell biosensors and the post holder will assist in strain development and data collection using the novel technology. The post holder will have an opportunity to join an interdisciplinary group composed of PhD students and PDRAs with backgrounds in physics, engineering, biology, biotechnology and similar fields, and should enjoy the challenge and opportunity of working in such a diverse group. The post-holder will work primarily with Prof Teuta Pilizota and her team, but also with our collaborators at the University of California Berkley as well as researchers at the Engineering Biology Center (https://www.ed.ac.uk/biology/centre-engineering-biology) at the University of Edinburgh, UK, which offers an exciting and collaborative research environment. Excellent facilities are available including computational biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and biophysics, contemporary ‘omics technologies, stem cell biology and DNA synthesis.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience in molecular microbiology (especially cloning techniques)
  • Experience working with RAs and COSHH forms
  • Experience in basic microscopy is desired
  • Motivation and desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment

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An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. 

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. 

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab)

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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