Applications are invited for a Research Technician to support the cell culture facilities at the Biotechnology Group within the Centre for Medicines Discovery (CMD) which plays a pivotal role in the early-stage drug discovery pipelines of the CMD.
You will be responsible for the maintenance of stocks of insect and mammalian cell lines. You will generate recombinant baculoviruses and perform small scale expression experiments by baculovirus infection, viral transduction and/or transient transfection. You will also be responsible for large scale expression of proteins from baculovirus clones and maintenance of weekly spreadsheets and ensure that all work is accurately recorded in the CMD’s electronic lab notebook and database.
It is essential that you are educated to A-Level or equivalent and have proven experience in academic or industrial laboratories in eukaryotic protein expression (insect and/or mammalian cells). You will be able to work as part of a team and be able to collaborate with colleagues on a range of projects. You will have a flexible attitude, with the ability to work with little supervision managing multiple tasks in milestone-oriented projects. It is essential that you have excellent oral, presentation, and written communication skills in order to provide reliable and precise reports.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 31 July 2023 and is funded by the Department.
Only applications received before 12 midday on 20 October 2021 will be considered. Please quote 153295 on all correspondence.