Research Technician Ref 5622

Post Title: Research Technician
School/department: School of Life Sciences - Genome Damage and Stability Centre 
Hours: full time or part time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 30 April 2024
Reference: 5622
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum. pro rata if part time.
Placed on:  15 March 2021.
Closing date: 29 March 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently working at the University

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.

Based in the School of Life Sciences, the Genome Damage and Stability Centre  (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gdsc/), is an internationally renowned Institute carrying out research on the response of cells to DNA damage, genome instability and its relationship to disease. We provide a stimulating and supportive environment and our expertise covers a range of experimental systems. The successful applicant will join a well-funded and research-intensive laboratory, under the leadership of Professor Keith Caldecott. 

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and 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 University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.

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 Keith Caldecott (k.w.caldecott@sussex.ac.uk) before applying.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5622 [PDF 252.50KB]

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Visa Sponsorship Queries:
If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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