Applications are sought for a full-time UKRI-funded research technician position to investigate the biosynthesis of alkaloids in Daphniphyllum plants. Understanding the unique biosynthesis of these complex compounds will lead to the generation of novel biocatalysts and bioactive compounds. The project is based in the laboratory of Dr Benjamin Lichman (Department of Biology), a UKRI future leader fellow. The Lichman lab has expertise in plant natural products, gene discovery and enzymology.
You will provide technical and scientific support to the research project investigating the biosynthesis of Daphniphyllum alkaloids. You will employ molecular biology and biochemistry techniques to generate a multi-omic dataset that will form the foundation of gene discovery efforts. This work will be performed in close coordination with the University of York Technology Facility. You will also assist in the organisation, housekeeping and operational management of the Lichman laboratory. This will include developing laboratory protocols and risk assessments; the induction and training of staff and students; and maintaining laboratory equipment and stocks.
You should have a degree in molecular biology or equivalent subject, and experience conducting research in academia or industry. You must be able to keep concise and accurate laboratory records and have familiarity with general laboratory management. Additional experience in bioinformatics analysis of omics data will strengthen your application. You should be highly motivated to conducted research with impact, possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and as a team.
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