Vacancy ID:
10069
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Genetics and Genome Biology
Vacancy terms:
Part-time (0.57FTE, 20 hours per week) , fixed term contract for 4 months
Salary details:
Grade 5 £25,138 to £29,605 per annum pro rata
Hours per week:
20
15 Jul 2024
About the role
Applications are invited for the post of Research Technician hosted in the Centre for Phage Research within the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester. This position will focus on isolating and characterising phages with the view to targeting substrains of Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis and other oral pathogens that are associated with oral disease.
About you

The successful applicant will have laboratory-based experience in phage research as well as molecular biology and microbiological skills, as well as good Laboratory and Microbiological skills including PCR and DNA extraction.

IT skills including experience in the use of Microsoft software would be essential to this role and excellent written and communication skills would be a required to succeed in this position

Additional information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Martha Clokie on [email protected]

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here 
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
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