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Job Offer: Research Technician:

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Job location: Aberdeen
income: £28,332 per annum (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Published in: 9th October 2019
Closing date: 8th November 2019


School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Technician to work at the University of Aberdeen, in the laboratory of Dr. Berndt Müller and Dr. Jonathan Pettitt.
This BBSRC funded research program aims to elucidate the mechanism underlying spliced leader trans-splicing, an essential nematode-specific gene expression process. This research will inform therapeutic strategies to fight parasitic nematodes that pose significant threats to human and animal health. We will use cutting-edge technology including genome editing, proteomics and RNA-seq to (1) determine the molecular composition of RNA-protein complexes critical for spliced leader trans-splicing; and (2) define the functions of newly identified protein factors. We have partnered with Prof Michael Sattler (Technical University Munich), a leading expert in structural biology, for the detailed analysis of molecular interactions. This comprehensive, multifaceted approach will provide detailed insight into a critical aspect of nematode molecular biology, with clear implications for the development of new treatments for parasitic nematode infections.
The prosperous candidate should be a skilled, practiced and ambitious individual. We are seeking for an enthusiastic individual with good technical abilities. Training will be given for specialise techniques. They should be able to keep excellent records of experimental detail and results and be able to analyse and interpret data. They should be able to work on their own using their own initiative to plan and execute experimental work, and also in a team with others.
income will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 5 income scale (£28,332 per annum).
Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.
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This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 08 November 2019
Should you wish to make an informal enquiry Contact Us by:
Dr. Berndt Müller
01224 437536
Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr. Muller.
Please quote reference number: IMS175T on all correspondence
The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring. The School is interested to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, discapability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).
The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this. The policies can be found here:
The University's commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award. The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Discapability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.


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