Senior Technician (Fixed term, Part time)

University of Nottingham

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Life Sciences
Location:  UK Other

£26,396 to £32,348
per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 June 2023
Reference:  MED218123

Applications are invited to the above role to provide administrative and technical support within DeepSeq, the University of Nottingham’s Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility. 

DeepSeq is an established and highly respected world class facility with an existing dedicated and highly skilled team, it provides Illumina, Nanopore, Sanger, Optical mapping and Single Cell sequencing services to the University of Nottingham and to external clients. DeepSeq is well equipped with a wide range of equipment including liquid handling robotics and dedicated equipment for sample or library quality checks and size selection. Due to demand, DeepSeq is entering into an exciting phase and is currently increasing its investment in new technology and staff. The successful candidate will have responsibility for providing technical administrative and specialist support for projects. It is expected that the technical administrative role will be a major part of the new role and will include quote writing, project and sample tracking and responding to emails all of which will utilise specialist knowledge in NGS sample processing and applications. There will also be the opportunity to help within the DeepSeq lab, although this is not expected to be large part of the role.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in NGS techniques and applications and be confident with Microsoft office tools.

Candidates must hold a HNC in relevant subject or equivalent qualification plus work experience in a relevant role, or substantial work experience in this field.  

This role is available on a fixed term basis for 2 years. Hours of work are part-time (21.75 hours), for 3 days a week.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Victoria Wright, [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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