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Laboratory Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician to join the TILLING Platform at the John Innes Centre, working on cutting-edge science.

The TILLING platform is one of several on-site technology platforms offering scientific services to scientists both at the John Innes Centre and external institutes. It operates alongside Professor Lars Østergaard’s group and the Germplasm Resources Unit.

The TILLING platform is a high throughput screening service providing mutants lines in several mutagenised populations. Additional services include quality control of nucleic acids and the distribution of Brassica rapa exome capture lines.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

The role

Working as part of a team, you will assist in the running of our TILLING platform.

This diverse role will provide you with a broad range of stimulating activities, including:

  • Quality control of nucleic acids
  • Distribution of Brassica rapa exome capture lines
  • Assist line manager with quantification and normalisation of DNA, PCR and Sanger sequencing.
  • Cataloguing and organisation of platform resources

General laboratory maintenance and administration

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in molecular biology and gain experience operating specialised automated equipment.

You will also work with world leading scientists who are experts in their field.

The ideal candidate

You will have A levels including a science subject and a BSc in molecular biology is desirable.

You will have demonstrable interest in plant science and a good understanding of the key principles of PCR.

You will also have experience working in a molecular biology laboratory.

Additional information

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004029.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality.

We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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