Research Technician in Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7116451 (Ref.No. FBSFO1176)
Posted: November 21, 2022

Job Description

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

You will join a small team of 3 researchers and 2 PhD students, working in a laboratory focussed on the structure and function of myosins. We use a combination of approaches from light to electron microscopy, including CryoEM to solve structures, correlative CryoEM tomography on cells, and super-resolution imaging,­ to understand how myosin activity and regulation is important for cell behaviour in healh and disease. 

You should have a Degree, BTEC higher level or equivalent or equivalent experience. You should also have experience in mammalian and/or insect cell culture and cell biology (this can include a period in Further or Higher Education).

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: 

Michelle Peckham, Professor of Cell Biology 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4348 | Email: [email protected]   

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £24,285 to £27,929 p.a.
Working Time:  50% - We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 4 years, 3 months with a maximum end date of 31st March 2027)
Release Date:  Friday 18 November 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 02 December 2022
Reference:  FBSFO1176

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.