Research Assistant in Biosciences

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 6 (£26,243 - £32,236)
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Of Biosciences

Position Type : Research
Grade 6 (£26,243 - £32,236)

The post available is to support research on the characterization of novel hybrids between Syrian Landraces and UK varities of wheat. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience of working in breeding programmes using Syrian wheat landraces and hybridization with UK varieties, for phenotypic and molecular characterization. The research will be associated with the laboratory of Prof. Keith Lindsey in the Department of Biosciences.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/biosciences/.

The Department of Biosciences is consistently ranked in the top 5 UK Biological Sciences Departments in the Complete University Guide, and was ranked 8th for Research Impact in REF2014. We aim to appoint outstanding new academic staff to strengthen research in cross-disciplinary approaches to fundamental biological questions, with impact on the bioeconomy, and to provide students with an outstanding educational and training experience. Research is focused around four key themes - animal cells & systems; biomolecular interactions; ecology, evolution & environment (EEE); and molecular plant sciences. We offer degree programmes in BSc Biological Sciences and a 4-year MBiol, while also contributing to Natural Sciences.

The Department of Biosciences is committed to recruiting and supporting the career development of applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. Durham University offers a generous scheme for maternity leave (https://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/policies/leave/maternity/guidelinesemployee/) as well as arrangements for paternity leave (https://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/policies/leave/paternity/guideemployees/) and a nursery run by the University (https://www.dur.ac.uk/university.nursery/).

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

This post is full time & fixed term for 12 months.

Closes midday on : 14-Nov-2018