Laboratory Technician

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Amar Annamalai
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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

Location:
Canterbury

Salary:
£26,274 to £30,434

Hours:
Part Time

Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
3rd February 2015

Closes:
22nd February 2015

Job Ref:
STM0546


The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician for a fixed term period of 3 years and Part-time. The main purpose of this position is to assist and support the various science activities associated with the on-going work in the Laboratory of Molecular and Evolutionary Parasitology (PI: Dr. Anastasios Tsaousis) at the School of Biosciences. The primary aim of this BBSRC project is to investigate the anaerobic adaptations of the mitochondrion-related organelles of Blastocystis.

The candidate will be responsible for specific duties involved in the day-to-day running of the project in Dr. Tsaousis’ laboratory, as well as providing practical help for other lab members including undergraduate students. He/she will work under the supervision of Dr. Anastasios Tsaousis and the PDRA working on the project, and may help in technical, non-academic aspects of supporting other lab members.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a First degree in biology or chemistry related subject with practical experience in microbiology and biochemistry laboratory work.

You will have experience of eukaryotic microbiology, Summarising and presenting results and have working knowledge of general molecular biology and proteomics.

For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification.

The Department

The School of Biosciences is set in a beautiful campus overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury. Students, postgraduates and staff choose Biosciences at Kent for at least four reasons:

  • Our reputation as one of the very best biology research and teaching institutes in the UK
  • The friendly and supportive environment of the School
  • The attractive city and surrounding countryside
  • Our proximity to the Channel ports and tunnel and thence Continental Europe.

The School also has a record of successful interactions with industry on many levels and has a substantial portfolio of enterprise activity and expertise.

The School has 38 academic staff, 56 research staff (facility managers, research fellows, postdoctoral researchers and technicians), 100+ postgraduate students and 20 key support staff. The research we undertake is supported by four major research facilities that contain a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment for modern research in the molecular and cellular biosciences.

For further details, please visit:www.kent.ac.uk/bio.

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: The last week of February 2015.

Please see the link below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply - for this type of position you will be required to complete the on line application process. Please note we do not accept CVs for this post.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Michelle McCartney at M.McCartney@kent.ac.uk.

Please note applications must be made via the University website - details sent directly via email cannot be considered.