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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol - Genomics Facility

Location: Bristol
Salary: £37,099 to £46,974 Grade I/J, per annum, depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th May 2024
Closes: 27th May 2024
Job Ref: ACAD107510

Salary:

£37,099 - £41,732 (Grade I);

£41,732 - £46,974 (Grade J) per annum depending on experience

The role

The role holder will be working as part of the Genomics Facility team, a core facility located in the Life Sciences Building, providing genomics and transcriptomics services and support to researchers at Bristol University and external institutions.

What will you be doing?

You will work in the laboratory on a range of molecular projects which may include next-generation sequencing and library preparation, nucleic acid QC and analysis, high-throughput genotyping and gene expression microarray studies. You will liaise with facility users to provide advice on experimental design and the best approach for a project along with anticipated costings for proposed work. You will be responsible for receiving and storing samples, processing them according to standard operating procedures, performing quality control checks and disseminating results to facility users. You should keep up to date with the latest developments in molecular biology techniques by reading appropriate literature and attending relevant seminars, workshops, conferences, and meetings. Identifying and developing new techniques and services where appropriate. You will also support the Genomics Facility team in the organisation, creation and delivery of promotional events such as presentations and newsletters.

You should apply if

  • You have a PhD (awarded or imminent) in molecular biology or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • You have previous experience working in a laboratory-based molecular biology environment.
  • You are organised and efficient, with the ability to manage and prioritise workload to meet facility objectives and deadlines. Able to adapt to different challenges with a logical and methodical approach.
  • You have the ability to test, implement and troubleshoot applications and a willingness to develop and adopt new approaches and techniques.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Gary Barker email: gary.barker@bristol.ac.uk.

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The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.
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