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Research Technician in Plant Molecular Genetics (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a research technician positions in molecular genetics, working with Prof David Baulcombe and his group in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. The position is BBSRC funded for up to 36 months, starting on October 1st 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post holder will carry out experiments under the guidance of Prof Baulcombe and a senior postdoctoral research associate.

The project is on the molecular dissection of paramutation in tomato and the experimental work will involve: - extraction of DNA and RNA from plants an bacteria. - advanced molecular methods for the analysis of DNA and RNA including restriction enzyme digestion and DNA sequencing. - molecular analysis of virus-infected plants - maintenance of seedstocks and collections of cloned DNA - some assistance for the lab manager with day-to-day functioning of the laboratory.

Applicants should have:

  • Research experience in molecular biology research.
  • Training in plant tissue culture and horticultural skills
  • Basic statistical and bioinformatics skills
  • Good record keeping discipline

For further details please see attached file or contact Pawel Baster (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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