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Research Technician

University of Leicester, United Kingdom

About the role

Applications are now open for the position of Research Technician at the Centre for Phage Research, situated within the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester. Bacteriophages, commonly known as phages, are viruses that target bacterial cells and hold promise as novel therapeutics, offering alternatives to traditional antimicrobials. One of the key challenges in translating phage therapy into widespread use is the need to produce large quantities of phages to meet therapeutic demands. This project aims to optimize phage production up to 50 liters. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting specialized laboratory experiments to scale up phage amplification and purify the resulting phages. Additionally, they will meticulously record, present, and discuss experimental data with the project leaders.

About you

The successful applicant will have Technical or Scientific education to ONC or NVQ3 level and experience in phage research as well phage fermentation and purifying phages within a laboratory. The ideal candidate will also have good IT skills and have the ability to work flexibly and organise and prioritise there own workload.

Additional information

Please contact Professor Clokie ([email protected] ) for any informal enquiries 
Interviews are anticipated to take place in April

Applications for job share will be considered.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join , you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change , which includes not only staff and current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, they embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything they do. That includes not just their core missions of teaching and research, but also their support for staff, students and their local community through theirr values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

They’re committed to the wellbeing of all staff and to the sustainability of the environment, on campus and beyond. They offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


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