Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Location
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Salary
£27025 to £30395 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (£30395 with relevant PhD).
Posted
Mar 09, 2019
Closes
Apr 08, 2019
Ref
MED056719
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference MED056719 Closing Date Wednesday, 10th April 2019 Job Type Research Department Life Sciences Salary £27025 to £30395 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (£30395 with relevant PhD).
The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for a Research Associate/Fellow to work on the ANDREX project sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. This project, joint with Professor Nick Loman at the University of Birmingham, focuses on developing ever-longer sequencing methods on all modern sequencing platforms. You will be embedded within a wider team at both our university and the University of Birmingham. As part of your role, you will take responsibility for ongoing work in developing methods and approaches for long read sequencing, with a particular focus on automation and high throughput approaches. You will look to drive the project forwards by both modifying existing approaches and developing new methodologies.

Your responsibilities will include planning and conducting your own work in conjunction with the wider team, consisting of the PI, members of the DeepSeq laboratory and collaborators at the University of Birmingham and beyond. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Long Read Club, an online monthly meeting of like-minded international researchers working on long read sequencing across all platforms.

You must be near to completion of, or hold, a PhD or equivalent in Genomics, Biological Sciences or a relevant subject area or hold the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in the research area supported by molecular biology skills, with confidence when developing new protocols and methods.

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme. Your integration will be facilitated through an in-depth induction programme, with mentor and appraiser support.

This full-time fixed-term post is available until 31 December 2021. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed Matthew Loose matthew.loose@nottingham.ac.uk . Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women's careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdf

Informal enquiries may be addressed Matthew Loose matthew.loose@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx