Genetics & Phenotyping Laboratory Technician

Department of Plant Sciences

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715-£30,942
  • REF: PD25740
  • Closes: 12th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

We are seeking to appoint a Genetic and Phenotyping Laboratory Technician to work with the Crop Science Centre (CSC) Genetics and Phenotyping Manager to carry out experimental work in the genetic and phenotypic analysis of engineered barley and maize lines. The work will support a large international programme enhancing plant nutritional traits for the benefit of small-holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The role will be based at the Crop Science Centre, which launched on 1 October 2020 under the Directorship of Professor Giles Oldroyd.

The successful candidate will have the ability to set up experiments requiring high levels of care and attention to detail. Daily tasks include the cultivation of barley and maize plants, CSC platform enhanced genotyping, microscopic phenotyping, recording data and summarising results. They will be responsible for ensuring adherence to strict safety procedures and safety checks and contribute to the general running of the CSC laboratory, and will possess good IT, organisational and communication skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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