Opening For Research Technician :Leeds, United Kingdom

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Opening For Research Technician :Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Leeds
Faculty of Biological Sciences
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Technician

Part time, 50% of full time equivalent, fixed term for 36 months, available from 1 July 2014

You will work with Professor John Trinick on the proteins titin and MyBP-C, which are part of the contractile apparatus of muscle. Mutations in these proteins are major causes of the heart diseases dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which affect 1 in 250 and 1 in 500 respectively, and are major causes of death.

The project is funded for three years by the British Heart Foundation and will also support a full time post-doctoral researcher. You will assist the post-doc in preparing and characterising fragments of the proteins expressed in bacteria. However, you should ideally also develop your own line of exploration in the project. Experience with at least some of the following areas is therefore essential: protein chemistry, especially expression and characterisation by a variety of biochemical and biophysical methods.

You will be educated to degree level, BTEC higher level or equivalent or have equivalent experience. You will also have experience of working in a research laboratory, which can include a period in Further or Higher Education.

Working hours will be flexible, and will be determined in agreement with your line manager.

University Grade 5 (£20,972- £24,289 p.a. pro-rata.) – due to funding restrictions it is unlikely that an appointment will be made above £22,927 p.a.
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof John Trinick, tel +44 (0)113 343 4350, email

Closing Date: 2 June 2014
Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 16 June 2014
Ref: FBSMB0035
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