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Research Technician

Molecular and Cellular biosciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £26,715 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (Maternity for 7 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 06 December 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1216819BJ

The University of Southampton is seeking to employ a Research Technician (Maternity cover) to provide practical and administrative assistance for research staff led by Dr Yihua Wang. 

Working as part of a growing team in the field of lung fibrosis, you will provide cellular and molecular biology support for research activities carried out in laboratories at Biological Sciences.  Duties will include: assisting with new or ongoing experiments; generating and maintaining necessary documentation for the laboratory; contributing to the day to day duties involved in running the laboratory; the management and set-up of laboratory equipment, monitoring and ordering of laboratory consumables using Agresso; contributing data to meetings and scientific discussions and ensuring compliance with all pertinent health and safety policies.

You will be expected to perform a variety of cellular and molecular tasks, most prominently mammalian cell culture and media preparation; however, experience with other techniques, including but not limited to PCR, SDS-PAGE and Western blotting, flow cytometry, and imaging are a definite advantage. The successful applicant will be working on the proteomics experiments with the support from Centre for Proteomics Research and other activities in collaboration with experienced scientists.

The ideal candidate will have appropriate skill level and experience in a biological science and have prior experience with molecular cellular techniques. Prior work experience in a research/molecular biology environment is essential, as the post holder is expected to manage a dynamic workflow in a multi-disciplinary laboratory environment.  Good written and communications skills are essential, as is computer literacy.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Yihua Wang (

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1216819BJ on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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