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Research Assistant (Next Generation Sequencing Facility)

We are seeking a molecular biologist for the new next generation sequencing facility at the Gurdon Institute. The successful applicant will be responsible for sample tracking, quality control, processing, running, and data delivery for libraries of genome re-sequencing, small RNA sequencing, RNA sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation and other NGS applications. The post holder will also be responsible for maintaining the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq sequencing instruments.

The ideal candidate will have proven skills in RNA and DNA manipulation, be highly organised and motivated, and have excellent communication skills. A first degree in biological sciences is essential. A working knowledge of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies (eg Illumina) would be a benefit.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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.

Please quote reference PR04210 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family friendly schemes.

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