Research Technician in Protein Production

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7092604 (Ref.No. FBSMB1216)
Posted: January 21, 2022

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge?   Do you have a background in molecular biology and macromolecular characterisation with an emphasis on protein expression and purification? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for an exciting role as a Research Technician in the recently formed Proteins, Interactions, X-Ray and Characterisation (PIXC) research facility within the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be to support users of the research facility in molecular biology, protein purification and protein characterisation. This will include training in the use of facility equipment, supporting users during its use, and maintaining the equipment. You will also be required to perform molecular cloning, protein purification and characterisation on behalf of facility users, keeping accurate records throughout the workflow, and providing results to facility users. You will also be responsible for performing expression/purifications for external clients.

You should be educated to Degree, BTEC higher level or have equivalent experience in molecular biology or a closely allied discipline, together with experience in molecular cloning and a good understanding of, as well as experience in, protein expression and purification. You will be required to work as part of a team and possess strong IT skills. Previous experience with mammalian and insect cell protein expression, as well as chromatography systems (e.g. AKTAs) and lab automation, would also be desirable.

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 Brian Jackson, Research Facility Manager for Protein Production

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7369 | Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,487 to £27,116 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 20 January 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 03 February 2022
Reference:  FBSMB1216


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