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[ccp4bb] Part-time Research Technician Biochemistry/Crystallography at Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Department of Life Sciences

South Kensington Campus

Part-time Research Technician Biochemistry/Crystallography

Salary scale: £30,160 – £34,270 p.a. (pro rata)
Maximum starting salary £30,160 p.a.) (pro rata)

A Research Technician position is available in the group of Dr Jasper van Thor at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus. Working as part of the group, you will provide support primarily in recombinant protein production and crystallization. As a Key member of the group you will work closely with laboratory members in the area of femtosecond laser spectroscopy and ultrafast time resolved protein X-ray crystallography.

The main duties of the post are to maintain and develop the biochemistry procedures needed for protein production and crystallization. The post holder will provide sample preparation support to members of the laboratory. You will also carry out recombinant protein production and purification, protein crystallisation, and molecular biology procedures including mutagenesis. The post holder will also be required to travel to USA, Germany, Switzerland, Korea and Japan to provide support during XFEL trips

You must have or a BSc (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry plus work experience or HNC/HND level qualification plus substantial work experience in a relevant Technical or scientific role. Experience in laboratory-based and laboratory biochemical procedures are essential. Knowledge of molecular biology and recombinant protein purification techniques are essential.

The position is part time of 17.5 hours per week and it is available for up to 37 months, with a possibility of extension subject to funding.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jasper van Thor – j.vanthor@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference NS 2017 025 LP number including spaces – into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact by email at dols.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk and refer the job reference number.

Closing Date: 1 April 2017 (Midnight GMT)