Job offer available in Scotland Technician at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to a research project to determine the role of retrograde signalling in circadian timing, working with Dr Matt Jones. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in metabolite assays and circadian imaging. There is funding available for 3 years.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI):

1. To provide technical expertise in molecular biology techniques, recombinant protein expression and purification, and in sample optimisation for biochemical assays and structural analysis.

2. Responsible for the maintenance of records relating to all experimental procedures performed and obtained results, and to prepare data to publication standard.

3. Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.

4. To monitor and maintain lab equipment and liaise with engineers, if required.

5. To engage in continual professional development as appropriate, developing research skills and updating knowledge through training and attending seminars and courses.

6. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

7. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and including budget and expenditure monitoring, and stock control.

8. Contribute to outreach and recruitment activities of the University of Glasgow.

9. Be responsible for safety management related to the organisation and running of laboratory and/or experimental techniques, equipment and processes as appropriate.

10. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

11. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Director of Institute and/or PI.

12. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s International profile in line with the Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – Inspiring People and Changing the World.

These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may reasonably be expected to perform.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Technical & Specialist Grade, level 6, £28,660 – £32,236 per annum pro rata.

This post is offered as part time (17.5 hours per week) and has funding available for 36 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference: 026466.

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