Advanced Research Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to apply single cell genomics to cells isolated from patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or healthy control patients. The goal of the project is to identify genetic variants that are associated with gene expression in intestinal cells, and then combine these with data from genetic studies of IBD patients to identify potential novel drug targets for IBD. One of the projects is overseen by Open Targets, a public-private initiative between the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), EMBL-EBI, and pharmaceutical companies, to combine large-scale genomic experiments with statistical and computational methods to identify and validate the causal links between targets, pathways and diseases. 

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Technicians Commitment
Salary per annum
27,788- 33,288
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Contract Length
12 months
Closing Date
10 December 2021
Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Masters or equivalent qualification in Biological Sciences. 
  • Good experience in handling mammalian cells (tissue dissociation and/or culture). 
  • Experience of core molecular biology techniques e.g. PCR, RT-PCR. 
  • Strict adherence to SOPs and attention to detail when performing routine tasks.

 Competencies and Behaviours

  • Thorough record keeping, with strong organisational and communication skills, and good work ethic. 
  • A team player who enjoys working with others in a friendly and collegiate manner. 
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders 

Ideal Skills

  • Experience in handling liquid robotics

Other information

Application Process:

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the criteria set out above and in the job description.


This is a rolling advert, applications will be considered and interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and the role will close when successful appointment has been made.