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Research Technician

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,941 - 31,866
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Role Description

We are looking to appoint a Technician to support the research of two academic staff in the Department of Biology, Dr Thorunn Helgason and Prof. James Moir.

The work in Dr. Helgason’s group is focused around understanding microbial community structure and function through the use of environmental sampling, followed by deep sequencing of the community microbiome which requires the use and development of extraction and purification regimes in preparation for sequencing. Prof. Moir’s laboratory also has an interest in environmental sampling and sequencing, but is more focused on the downstream analysis of microbial structure and function through laboratory based microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry.  The research groups include post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, Master’s students and undergraduate project students.  You will need the knowledge and ability to implement practical techniques used in these work areas.

The role will involve supporting the running of the labs and supporting the group workers as required. There will also be the opportunity to carry out specific research projects as directed by the group leaders.

The work will be divided evenly between the two groups, and the role holder will be expected to manage their time flexibly to support the needs of the two laboratories.

You should possess a HNC, HND, Degree or equivalent in appropriate science discipline or have appropriate relevant experience.  You should also have RSciTech / EngTech or willingness to work towards these or equivalent professional qualifications. 

You should have an in depth knowledge of relevant safety regulations and procedures for example, COSHH and risk assessment and relevant theoretical knowledge in the relevant research areas.

This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months, salary will be in the range £25,941 - £31,866 a year. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Thorunn Helgason or Professor James Moir

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