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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

We have an opportunity to employ a Research Laboratory Technician to provide support and assistance within Professor David Glover's research group.

This support may be summarised under these areas:

i) To maintain Drosophila stocks used for research purposes. This involves identification of phenotypic markers, regular transfer of stocks and checking of the genotypes and the maintenance of a collection of mutant lines.

ii) Molecular cloning of genes essential for meiotic progression. This will be working under the supervision of a Research Associate and will involve sequencing of such clones, expression of recombinant DNAs in E-coli to produce protein and immunofluorescence microscopy using antibodies to specific gene products.

iii) To assist with various research projects, i.e. setting up specific crosses and scoring offspring, maintaining comprehensive records.

Details of Professor Glover's Cell Cycle Genetics Research Program are available at

Applicants should be educated to A level standard or equivalent, in a biological or related area. Applications from gap-year students are very welcome, as the role has been successfully filled in the past by science students who are between their A-levels and University.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Laura Bond (

Please quote reference PC16121 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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