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Research Technician (Part Time) - TG1116SB
School of Biology
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School of Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, Salary: £26,052 per annum pro rata, Start: July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years

The School of Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, at the University of St Andrews seeks to appoint a Part Time Research Technician (18.125 hours per week). The post will be for 36 months and is funded by the Medical Research Council.

The successful candidate will support the research activities of a team led by Dr Michael Nevels studying host cell interactions of the human cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is a leading cause of birth defects and life-threatening disease in immunosuppressed patients. The work will involve a range of standard tissue culture as well as virology and molecular biology techniques. Besides, the post will comprise organisational tasks including maintenance of lab stocks, ordering of lab supplies and keeping of lab records.

Applicants should be highly motivated and reliable, willing to carefully follow standard protocols and able to work as part of a team. They should hold at least a BSc degree in the Biological Sciences or a similar discipline, with practical experience in tissue culture and molecular biology being desirable.

Initial training in the pertinent techniques will be provided. You will join an active research group working in well-equipped laboratories. We offer a stimulating work environment at one of the world’s leading universities located in the charming seaside town of St Andrews. A comprehensive range of opportunities to support personal, professional and academic development through the Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD) at the University of St Andrews will also be available.

This is a fixed term post for 3 years starting July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please contact Dr Michael Nevels with informal enquiries about this position: or +44 (0)1334 463375.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Technical posts at the University. 

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  If you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of St Andrews will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship from the UKVI for you to take up this post.   All non EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid in order to commence work at the University.  Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all other applications.   For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website:

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter:

Please quote ref:  TG1116SB 

Closing Date:  15 May 2017

Further Particulars: 
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School of Biology
Biomedical Sciences Research Complex
Salary: £26,052 per annum pro rata
Start: July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 3 years

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