Advertising Salary:
£24,225 - £26,573 per annum
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Science Capabilities
Closing Date
18 Oct 2022
Overview Of Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Scientific Technician to join the Crop Transformation and Genome Editing Team. This part-time role (16 hours per week) supports the team in performing plant transformation (wheat, rice and Brassica napus)  in tissue culture, growing and genotyping of transgenic and genome edited plants.

The work involves carrying out plant (e.g. wheat, rice) transformation, using particle bombardment or Agrobacterium tumefaciens, and sub-culturing experiments to generate transgenic lines, including preparation of sterile plant culture media and stock solutions; co-ordinating the final stages of the transformation process, from young plantlets in tissue culture to harvesting/threshing, which includes potting up, sampling of leaf tissue, extracting of plant DNA and PCR-genotyping.

The post will also be responsible for day-to-day management of the GM seed store and a non-GM seed archive.

The successful candidate will have experience with plant tissue culture , DNA extraction  and PCR genotyping.    Experience with plant embryo isolation & croscopy, genome editing techniques and molecular clong would be desirable.   You will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of Health & Safety and GM Guidelines, attention to detail and clear record-keeping.  Ideally you will be flexible, willing to undergo training and able to work as part of a team. 
 
This is a part-time 3 year fixed term appointment with a salary in the range of £24,225 to £26,573 per annum. 
 
Closing date: 18 October 2022
 
Interviews will be carried out:  24 October 2022
 
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.

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