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Queen Mary University of London

Research Technician

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School of Biological & Chemical Sciences

Research Technician in Cell and Molecular Biology

Ref: QMUL14323

The School of Biological & Chemical Sciences(SBCS) is one of the largest Schools within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)and is committed to excellence in research and teaching; and offers a livelyand stimulating environment for both staff and students.

Applicationsare now sought for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Technician in Cell andMolecular Biology to work in Dr Lakxmi Subramanian’s group at SBCS,QMUL.

Thesuccessful candidate will work on a BBSRC funded project entitled “MasterRegulation of Centromere Function by the Highly Conserved Mis18 Complex.”

The post holder will:

  • Providetechnical and research support in the area of molecular genetics andbiochemistry in the research group of Dr Subramanian.

  • Providesupport to staff and students in the general housekeeping of the researchlaboratory.

  • Supportstaff with particular non-scientific tasks, including ordering of materials,stock-taking of reagents, archiving samples, updating and maintaining documentsrelating to health and safety in Dr Subramanian’s laboratory.

The prospective technician should havespecific knowledge and experience of general molecular biology techniques includingPCR, cloning and mutagenesis, as well as basic microbiology techniques, inaddition to experience in preparation of growth media and stock solutions. Knowledgeand experience in yeast genetics is desirable. The post holder will work closely with the PI,researchers and postgraduate students in the Subramanian group, designing and runningscientific experiments independently, as well as interpreting results andoutcomes. The post will suit a recent graduate with considerable researchexperience, who aspires to learn new research techniques and improve theiranalytical skills.

The post is 50%FTE for a period of 36 months. The starting salary will be £32,956 pro rata, per annum and inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a defined benefit pensionscheme.

Candidates must be able todemonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with theImmigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may includeentry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based ImmigrationScheme.

For informalenquires please contact Dr. Lakxmi Subramanian via email at

For further information about the Subramanianlab and the School, please visit the School’swebsite on:

To apply, please clickon the link below.

Application enquiriesshould be directed to

Theclosing date for completed applications is 6 April 2018. Interviews will beheld shortly thereafter.

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