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Research Technician
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-015891

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/11/2020

Salary: £27,511 – £29,176 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: FBMH Faculty Office Administration

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 February 2021 until 31 January 2024

Opportunity to join a diverse research group studying microbial evolution. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers based at four UK universities to investigate the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacterial human airway infections using a combination of genomics and experimental evolution. This project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award.

The main duties of this role include performing microbiology and molecular biology experiments, preparing DNA samples for whole genome sequencing, and maintenance of the bacterial strain archive. The postholder will collaborate closely with project researchers both at Manchester and the other collaborating universities. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of the laboratories at Manchester, including managing research budgets and resources, and overseeing compliance with relevant regulations. Due to the collaborative nature of the project the postholder will be required to work at the other sites (Liverpool and Dundee) for defined periods.

The candidate will have a BSc (Hons) or equivalent in biology or microbiology, extensive experience of microbiology research, and possess technical skills in microbiology and molecular biology. Candidates with training in molecular or medical microbiology are strongly encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name:  Michael Brockhurst

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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