Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Research Assistant


We are looking for a highly motivated graduate in biomedical or related areas with good training/experience in molecular or cell biology, who is keen to join the laboratory of Professor Wolf Reik. The post holder will assist with molecular and cell biology work especially single cell genomics, with organising mouse colonies, and with some lab management duties.
The ideal candidate should have experience with contemporary molecular or cell biology, including pluripotent stem cell culture and manipulation, animal experiments and colony management, and some bioinformatics skills. Some experience with basic lab management (ordering, maintaining equipment) would be an advantage.
The job holder will be expected to compile, maintain, and present data, and to have strong communication skills to interact with all members of the group and with collaborators.
The successful applicant will join an exciting collaborative environment in the Epigenetics Programme. For more information on the work of the Reik’s group, please visit .
Funding for this position is available from October 2018 for 3 years in the first instance.
Starting salary is £25,795 per annum to £27,090 per annum depending on experience.

Full details of the position can be found here.
On applying please quote reference RA-WR-WT. 
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 24 August 2018.
The Babraham Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented people.
The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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