Research Technician, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Leeds, United Kingdom
£22,659 to £26,243 p.a.
Friday, 23 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 5 September 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an experienced technician looking for a challenge?  Do you have a background in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Structural Biology or Biochemistry?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

This is a 1-year fixed term post to assist the Ubiquitin Signaling Team at the University of Leeds. 

You will be supporting a team of 4-5 scientists in DNA cloning techniques, recombinant protein production and purification of proteins for structural biology and biophysical studies. The lab uses a range of techniques, including recombinant protein production in insect cells and E. coli, cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, high-throughput screening, enzymology and biophysical characterisation of protein-protein and protein-drug interactions. 

You should have a degree, BTEC higher level or equivalent or equivalent experience of working in a research intensive laboratory with skills in DNA cloning and general molecular biology techniques, cell and tissue culture techniques (mammalian or insect cells), and/or recombinant protein production. In your role as laboratory technician you will work closely with other research scientists within the group. You should therefore be highly motivated, organised, and able to communicate and collaborate as part of a team. Past experience of contributing towards research publications is highly desirable. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Elton Zeqiraj, Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 33079, email: 


Amelia Lesiuk, Laboratory Area Coordinator,

Tel: +44 (0)113 3433171, email: 

Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:      School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:      Technical Support
Grade:      Grade 5
Salary:      £22,659 to £26,243 p.a.
Working Time:      35 hours we will consider job share and flexible working arrangements
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Fixed Term (1 year due to external funding)
Closing Date:      Thursday 05 September 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief