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Advanced Research Assistant - Mouse Molecular Technologies

Salary in the region of £26,693 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience plus benefits

We are are seeking an Advanced Research Assistant to join the Mouse Pipelines team. 

The Mouse Pipelines team is an essential component of a larger effort at the Sanger Institute to generate animal models of human disease, and to elucidate the function of genes via targeted knockouts and systematic phenotyping. As part this endeavour, we are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Mouse Molecular Technologies group. 

You will determine the genotypes of mutant mice by PCR and real-time qPCR, and characterization of mutant alleles generated by targeted embryonic stem cells or CRISRP/Cas9 mutagenesis.

You will have substantial experience in molecular biology and PCR, and we in turn will offer the opportunity for you to gain additional skills within the group. 

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Good Communication Skills
  • BSc in Biological Science
  • Significant graduate experience in a laboratory environment, preferably in biological sciences
  • Experience of successful working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of the use of informatics and databases and their role in supporting scientific research
  • Familiar with standard computer software programs for molecular biology applications
  • Understanding of bioinformatics and genome sequence data (e.g. ENSEMBL)
  • Attention to detail, Organizational skills and Good record keeping
  • Ability to undertake basic trouble shooting and solve simple problems
  • Ability to deliver under tight timelines
  • Experience in a high-throughput environment

Ideal Skills

  • Ability to successfully maintain multiple collaborative relationships
  • Experience with data entry and sample tracking

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Passionate about understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme and Campus Nursery
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our dedication to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please include a cover letter with your CV.

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2018