Research Technician (part-time, fixed-term role)

University of Bath

We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Life Sciences for someone with a passion for experimental biology looking to use their skills in molecular microbiology to make an impact on fundamental evolutionary research.

You will be part of a highly collaborative team conducting internationally recognised research in the laboratory of Dr Tiffany Taylor .

Broadly, we use experimental evolution combined with molecular techniques to explore fundamental questions in evolutionary biology, such as the evolution of gene regulatory networks and drivers of parallel evolution. The main project you will work on aims to establish a bacterial model system that will empirically test key components impacting the predictability of evolution.

Your primary role will be to maintain experimental bacterial lines, perform phenotypic (e.g. growth, motility assays) and genetic (e.g. PCR and cloning) analyses, and establish an innovative FACS sorting method for identifying target mutants. You will be organised, adaptable, and keen to learn. You will also be required to contribute to the general day-to-day running of the lab, and may be asked to provide support on other projects.

You will have at least a good A-level in Biology, and an interest and ideally experience in a relevant scientific discipline e.g., biology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, biomedical sciences or other appropriate discipline.

About us:

The Taylor group is embedded within the MI3 (microbiology, infection, inflammation and immunity) research theme and the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. This position provides the opportunity to develop a range of laboratory skills, working in a multidisciplinary research environment in well equipped labs. The MI3 laboratory at Bath provides a vibrant research environment, with graduate research students and postdocs.

Further information:

This is a part-time position (0.5 fte) ideally spread across Monday to Friday until June 2024.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Tiffany Taylor ([email protected] ) in the first instance, but all applications must be made via the University website.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

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