University of Dundee

Laboratory Technician

Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
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Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Grade 6 (£26,243 - £32,236)
The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

The Alabert laboratory is looking for a capable and dedicated laboratory technician (Grade 6). The successful candidate will help establish/manage the laboratory and perform experiments in the laboratory studying epigenetic mechanisms of tumorigenesis. Duties of the selected candidate will include molecular cloning, cell culture, state of the art biochemistry technologies and microscopy. The selected candidate will also attend weekly meetings with the Principal Investigator to discuss experimental results, conducts literature searches, and presents results in lab meetings.

The focus of the Alabert Lab is to understand how chromosome duplication could contribute to tumorigenesis. Research in the lab utilizes tumour cell lines to address fundamental questions about cancer biology and chromatin regulation. Projects will focus on the identification of epigenetically regulated factors that contribute to the establishment and progression of cancer and characterization of new candidate genes using in vitro and in vivo systems.

The successful candidate should have:
• A background in molecular and cellular biology and/or biochemistry

• A minimum of one year of experience with bench research protocols in molecular biology, cloning and cell culture. Practical experience in mammalian cells is highly desired, and prior experience in the use of microscopy is a plus.

• Excellent organizational and communication skills

• The ability to work independently

The position is available until 31 December 2019 with the potential for 3 years renewal. The post is available immediately and will be held in the Alabert laboratory at the Gene Regulation and Expression centre.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

Please provide a cover letter, CV and two references letters, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


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