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25,941 - 31,866 a year
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Department of Biology

A research technician position is available to support research on the molecular genetics and biochemistry of the protozoan parasite Leishmania and its interaction with the host. This post is funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. 


  • To conduct parasitology research on murine experimental leishmaniasis, collecting and analysing research data from genetic manipulation experiments and animal infections, under the supervision of others
  • To maintain records of experimental data and for laboratory management purposes
  • To work independently and as part of a team
  • To be compliant with all regulations pertaining to work with pathogens and animals
  • Prepare written summaries of the research activities undertaken; communicate and make presentations within the research group, at meetings, and other recognised avenues as appropriate

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Degree or equivalent in Microbiology or appropriate science discipline or appropriate experience
  • Knowledge of Home Office regulations and experimental design in animal studies
  • Current Home Office personal licence holder (or equivalent) or willingness to hold such

This is a fixed term contract for 1 year and 3 months.

Interview date: 3 February 2021

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