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Scientific Technician - Plant Proteomics

Salary Details:
£24,225 - £26,573 per annum
AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
14 Jun 2021
Overview Of Role

Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals with experience within a biological laboratory setting to join the Plant Sciences department at Rothamsted Research as a Research Technician in Plant Proteomics. Working with the postdoctoral researcher you will explore RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) that shape chloroplast function within plants.

Chloroplasts are compartments within plant cells that house the photosynthetic machinery required to harvest life sustaining energy from the sun. Furthermore, chloroplasts carrying out crucial metabolic functions, producing fundamental building blocks of DNA, RNA, proteins and membranes. RBPs are essential in the orchestration of gene expression in all living organisms. You will identify RBPs critical to chloroplast function and determine their specific contributions to plant productivity through characterization of loss of function mutants.

The primary duties for this role will be to isolate chloroplasts from plant tissue and prepare protein samples for mass spectrometry analysis. Experience in any of the following would be advantageous: plant cultivation, western blotting, ultracentrifugation or phase separation of proteins, but training will be provided where required. For informal enquiries contact: mark.bailey@rothamsted.ac.uk.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment for 12 months with a salary in the range of £24,225 - £26,573 per annum.
Due to current Coronavirus restrictions and the requirement to start as soon as possible as a condition of the grant funding, applicants who currently have the right to work in the UK will normally be given priority when shortlisting.
Closing date: 14 June 2021
Interviews will be held on the 24/25 June 2021

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.  Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.