The University invites applications for the above full-time post which is tenable to 30 March 2018. Based in the research group of Prof Andy Sharrocks (the academic supervisor), you will chiefly work on a project examining the dynamic changes which occur in the regulatory chromatin landscape during cellular differentiation and embryonic development. The role will be line managed by Sarah Gumusgoz (Technical Operations Manager)
You will work alongside an experienced postdoctoral researcher to deliver results on a BBSRC-funded project aimed at enhancing our understanding of embryonic stem cell development. You will be involved in culturing and manipulating mammalian cells and also be involved in DNA preparation (plasmid and genomic), mRNA isolation and potentially recombinant protein production. Experimentally, they will routinely perform chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and RT-PCR assays. You will be encouraged to take an active part in the development of the project, subsequent compilation of data and presentation of results.
You will also assist the senior technician in routine maintenance of the laboratory. This will involve record keeping, database maintenance, safety provision and reagent preparation/ordering.
You will have either extensive technical training or hold or expect to hold a relevant BSc degree and experience of a wide range of molecular biology techniques including: plasmid DNA preparation; construction of recombinant DNA; protein purification; RNA isolation; PCR; mammalian cell culture
Candidates who are short-listed for interview for this position will be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. Any subsequent offer of employment will be dependent on the candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.
Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.
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