LMS 1858 Research Technician - Molecular Systems Group
Molecular Systems Group group
1-year fixed term with the possibility of extension
£25, 798 – £27,501 pa plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum
We are looking for a creative, collaborative and reliable scientist who wants to support a diverse interdisciplinary research team that works at the intersection of molecular evolution, systems biology, and epigenetics.
The group’s current work is centred on chromatin evolution, with a particular focus on prokaryotes. We seek to understand chromatin organization, evolution, and evolvability in a comparative context using both computational and experimental approaches. For more detailed information about our work, please visit the group’s website (https://molsys.lms.mrc.ac.uk/Publications.html).
Across the lab, we are using a variety of model and non-model species, including bacteria (E. coli, Bdellovibrio, halophilic bacteria) and archaea (Thermoplasma, Methanobacteriales, halophilic archaea) and the post holder’s principal responsibility will be to work closely with current lab members to grow these organisms and carry out downstream experiments (stress assays, RNA/protein extraction, genetic manipulation, etc.). Additional responsibilities will include culture maintenance, reagent preparation, and re-stocking. While the primary role of the post holder is to support ongoing work, there will be opportunities to carry out independent research. The post would be suitable for somebody with prior experience in microbial culture techniques who is keen to broaden their expertise and help answer questions relating to microbial evolution and physiology, perhaps with a view to gathering more practical skills to enable future PhD applications. Prior experience working with a variety of microbes is a bonus.
Candidates must have a excellent verbal and written communication skills, must have demonstrated thorough record keeping skills, and must be keen to interact with multiple group members to help push their projects forward.
The London Institute of Medical Sciences is funded by the MRC and is a Division of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. Based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the LMS provides a thriving research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including high-throughput sequencing and proteomics. For more information, visit www.lms.mrc.ac.uk.