Senior Research Technician in Protein Purification

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
09 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Are you an experienced technician looking for a challenge?  Do you have a background in molecular/cell biology or biochemistry?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a highly motivated person to provide technical support to the Membrane Protein Biology group of Professor Adrian Goldman. The project is highly multidisciplinary involving molecular biology, protein expression using eukaryotic expression systems, protein biochemistry and protein-protein interaction studies. The project is funded by the BBSRC.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a related subject (or equivalent experience) and have significant experience of working in a similar technical role. Experience in DNA cloning techniques, recombinant protein production and purification of membrane proteins for structural biology and biophysical studies are essential. 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 (HT) screening, enzymology and protein-protein binding studies. 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.

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: 

Amelia Lesiuk, Laboratory Area Coordinator,
Tel: +44 (0)113 3433171, Email:


Professor Adrian Goldman, Chair in Membrane Biology, 
Tel: +44(0) 113 34 38537, Email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata  
Due to funding restrictions, it is unlikely that any appointment will be made above the full time equivalent salary of £28,331.
Working Time:  30 hours per week (80% of full time)
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Three years)    
Closing Date:  Monday 20 January 2020    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief