DNA and Genotyping Technical Expert for Bristol Bioresource Laboratories and Illumina Array Facility

Bristol, United Kingdom
£43,267 - £48,677 per annum
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £43,267 - £48,677 per annum
Closing date for applications 03-Mar-2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to lead DNA banking and genotyping activities in the Bristol Bioresource Laboratories (BBL) and associated Illumina Array Facility based at the University of Bristol (

BBL are well renowned laboratories which provide high quality, professional and responsive sample processing, biobanking and array based genotyping services. We work closely with the MRC Integrated Epidemiology Unit and with many cohort studies including the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) which was named UK Biobank of the Year in 2018.

As the technical expert for DNA banking and genotyping you will provide day to day leadership for DNA based activities and genotyping in the laboratories. This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in delivery of resources which are used for outstanding research projects across the world. You will oversee and ensure high quality of DNA banking and genotyping activities including but not limited to

  1. Collection, processing and banking of genetic material for large cohort studies.
  2. Illumina array based genotyping
  3. Development of new genotyping methodology
  4. Governance of genetic resources for cohort studies.

A related PhD would assist the post holder greatly but is not a requirement of the role. This position is being offered on a full time, open-ended contract.

For informal discussion about the post, you are welcome to contact: Sue Ring, Head of Laboratories,

It is anticipated that interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.