Research Technician


Applications are invited for a research technician to join the research group of Dr Anthony Roberts ( within the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birkbeck/UCL. The lab is studying how ATP-driven motor proteins transport cargoes along microtubules, using a variety of biochemical, biophysical and structural techniques.

Main responsibilities will include purifying proteins, making new DNA constructs, culturing cells, performing in vitro assays and contributing to the smooth running of the lab by ordering reagents and maintaining common supplies.

The successful applicant will have a relevant science degree and practical experience in biochemistry, molecular biology or structural biology. Familiarity with eukaryotic cell culture and the baculovirus system would be a plus. This position would suit someone who enjoys learning new techniques, carrying out lab work to a high standard, and working in a friendly team environment with other lab members.

Further Information

Salary: Grade 5/6 which is £27,123 to £35,343 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum.

This post is full-time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 2 years in the first instance. The salary quote above is inclusive of London allowance. The initial salary and grade will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Friday 28 August 2015.

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Anthony Roberts via A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be accessed below.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.


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