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Research Technologist: Mammalian Synthetic Biology and DNA Assembly

Vacancy Ref: : 044056 Closing Date : 02-Jul-2018
Contact Person : Dr Hille Tekotte Contact Number :  
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We are looking for a highly motivated and talented Research Technologist to become part of a friendly and enthusiastic team conducting key laboratory research using automated synthetic biology.

You will take a lead role in developing and characterizing a library of DNA constructs that will help accelerate research in new gene therapy approaches ongoing in the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh and the School of Biomedical Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. This is a great opportunity to be part of the fast growing UK synthetic biology community and develop skills in high demand in both academia and industry.

You will have a graduate degree in biology plus work experience, or several years’ experience of relevant technical or scientific work. You will have a significant experience with molecular and/or synthetic biology techniques and have a demonstrable knowledge of cutting edge technology. You will be a good team player, computer literate and very organised in the laboratory.

The successful candidate will work in the Edinburgh Genome Foundry ( and be closely associated with several labs in the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (the Centre) and the School of Biomedical Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine ( The Centre is pioneering the development of the essential tools and technologies needed to realize the full potential of synthetic biology for industrial biotechnology applications, mammalian cell biology and human medicine, in particular the development of gene therapies. With world-leading faculty members drawn from the Biological Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Informatics and Social Sciences, we offer an exciting and collaborative research and training environment for researchers at all stages of their careers.

The post is full time and fixed term for 2 years. The post is available from July 2018.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum

Closing Date: Monday 2nd July 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

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