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Research Assistant – Imperial College London

The Imperial College London is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Dr Martin Bidartondo in the Department of Life Sciences.

Position Requirements:

  • You must have a BSc (or equivalent) in biological sciences and have experience of working in a laboratory. An MSc or MRes in ecology, evolution, plants or fungi is desirable.
  • Experience in DNA extraction, sequencing and editing, PCR, bioinformatics or phylogenetics would also be desirable.
  • Experience of working in a team, the ability to develop and apply new concepts and have a creative approach to problem-solving are essential.
  • You must have good interpersonal and organisational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to pay close attention to details.
  • You must also be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise it in response to deadlines.
Employer Imperial College London
Posted 16-03-2016
Location London, UK
Discipline NA
Salary £29,800 – £32,970 per annum (pro-rata)
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  • You will be involved in ecology and evolution research on the fungal symbioses of plants.
  • Your main duties will include generating and analysing DNA data, i.e. carrying out DNA extractions from field and laboratory plants and fungal isolates, PCR, cloning, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and phylogenetics.
  • You will also assist with microscopy analyses and the cultivation of fungi and plants, facilitate the smooth running of the laboratory and contribute to the effective communication of results to members of the research group.

Application Deadline – 03rd April 2016

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

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