Research Technician in Structural Biology or Biochemistry

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7085396 (Ref.No. FBSMB1199)
Posted: September 16, 2021

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge?   Do you have a background in Structural Biology, Protein Production or Biochemistry?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

This is a 1-year fixed term post to assist projects within the Ubiquitin Signaling Team at the University of Leeds. Due to funding restrictions this post is capped at 0.6 FTE. 

You will be supporting a team of scientists in DNA cloning techniques, recombinant protein production and purification of proteins for structural biology and biophysical studies. The lab uses a range of techniques, including recombinant protein production in insect cells and E. coli, cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, high-throughput screening, enzymology and biophysical characterisation of protein-protein and protein-drug interactions.  

You should have experience in DNA cloning and general molecular biology techniques, cell and tissue culture techniques (mammalian or insect cells), and/or recombinant protein production. In your role as laboratory technician you will work closely with other research scientists within the group. You should therefore be highly motivated, organised, and able to communicate and collaborate as part of a team. Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g. cloning, mammalian and /or insect cell tissue culture and protein expression and purification) are essential. Past experience in a research laboratory and publications are highly desirable. Experience and knowledge of DNA damage repair would be advantageous.   

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: 

 Dr Martina Foglizzo, Research Fellow 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0215  Email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,067 to £26,715 p.a. pro rata
Due to funding limitations it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £24,461
Working Time:  21 hours per week (60% of full time) - we will consider flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months - external funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 15 September 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 04 October 2021
Reference:  FBSMB1199

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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