Research Technician Ref 0086

School: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for one year 
Reference: 0086
Grade: starting at £24,983 and rising to £28,936 per annum
Placed on: 24 August 2018
Closing date: 21 September 2018
Expected Interview date: late September
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, organised and talented research technician to assist Dr. Rhys Morgan in establishing his leukaemia research laboratory in the School of Life Sciences. The post will initially run for one year but could have the potential for extension depending on the outcome of grant funding applications.

The research interests of the group are centred around the role of the Wnt/b-catenin signalling pathway in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The group has a specific interest in the study of b-catenin protein-protein interactions for developing novel targeted therapies. Candidates with competencies in the following techniques will be prioritised for this post:

  • Flow cytometry
  • Cloning
  • Retroviral/Lentiviral production
  • Viral transduction
  • Tissue culture (cell lines and primary cells)
  • Mononuclear cell preparation from primary samples
  • Immunoblotting

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to assist undergraduate and/or postgraduate project students in the lab and work closely with neighbouring laboratories with similar research interests (West, Mancini and Sinclair labs).

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014. The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Dr. Rhys Morgan before applying (

Download job description and person specification Ref 0086 [PDF 149.40KB]

How to apply

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