Research Technician in Plant Science

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7072379 (Ref.No. FBSFO1143)
Posted: November 20, 2020

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge?  Do you have a background in molecular biology or plant science?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

Regulating gene expression to produce the appropriate level of each protein, in response to an ever-changing environment, is a particular challenge for sessile organisms such as plants. Discovering the underpinning regulatory mechanisms will ultimately allow us to enhance and manipulate crop growth and productivity. Our research team studies mechanisms that regulate gene expression in plants, acting at different points from transcription, through RNA processing to translation. Working with and supporting a postdoctoral fellow, you will use molecular biology techniques to construct test plasmids, transform them into Arabidopsis, genotype the resulting transgenic plants and study them, at molecular and phenotypic levels.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jennie Hibbard, Laboratory Area Coordinator

Tel: +44(0)113 343 3035,  Email J.K.Hibbard@leeds.ac.uk  

Or

Brendan Davies, Professor of Plant Development

Tel: +44(0)113 343 3146, Email B.H.Davies@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months)
Release Date:  Thursday 19 November 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 03 December 2020
Reference:  FBSFO1143


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.



 

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