Research Technician – Fungal Infection Group: University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Technician
Study in:UK
Deadline: 16 Nov 2017

Research Technician – Fungal Infection Group

Closing Date : 16/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2021
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £22,876 to £25,728 per annum depending on experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10967

An enthusiastic and committed Research Technician is required to join the Manchester Fungal Infection Group, based at the Core Technology Facility, on a 4 year post. You will work closely with a large, and interdisciplinary, research team working on a Wellcome Trust funded project which aims to generate a genome-wide collection of null mutants in the human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.

You will provide technical support with minimal supervision, in a range of project specific research activities. The role will involve running and troubleshooting experiments. The experiments will focus on high throughput genetic manipulation and screening of Aspergillus fumigatus. This will require the candidate to be familiar with some basic molecular biology techniques including DNA, extractions and PCR, and have microbiological culture experience. If the candidate is not already familiar with the manipulation of filamentous fungi, training will be given. The candidate is also expected to be able to provide evidence that they have exceptional organisation skills and are used to working in controlled laboratory conditions, for example in GLP or ISO accredited environments.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, 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: Margot Atkinson


Tel: 0161 275 1212

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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