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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

School of Life Sciences

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £27,285 per annum
This post is full time and fixed term until 31st October 2018.
Closing Date:   Tuesday 13 March 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 27 March 2018
Reference:  COS497

Research Assistant Position in Canine Genetics

We are looking for a qualified and motivated Research Assistant to work on a project focused on canine behavioural genetics. We welcome applications from candidates with an MSc degree and experience in molecular biology lab work. It is desirable for candidates to have a PhD degree in genetics or a related field, but this is not essential.

The project will run at the University of Lincoln under supervision of Dr Malgorzata Pilot and Prof. Daniel Mills. The project will start no later than 1 May 2018 and last 6 months until 31 October 2018.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out molecular genetic lab work and data analysis for the project focused on the genetic basis of behavioural traits in dogs and wild canids. The successful candidate will join a multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary research-oriented environment at the School of Life Sciences. 


We welcome applications from candidates with background in genetics or related fields. The knowledge of standard laboratory procedures in molecular genetics (DNA extraction and quantification, PCR) and the analysis of DNA sequence data is essential for this position. 

Term of Appointment:

Starting date should be as soon as possible, and no later than 1 May 2018 (subject to pre-employment checks). The work is based in Joseph Banks Laboratories at the University of Lincoln. The candidate should be eligible to work in the UK. This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2.

How to apply:

Please fill in an online application form available at jobs.lincoln.ac.uk, and upload a CV with contact details of two referees, and a short cover letter (one A4 page maximum) explaining previous experience, interest and suitability for the position. Referees should be former supervisors/employers and should be able to provide a reference when contacted. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Malgorzata Pilot (mpilot@lincoln.ac.uk).

Interviews are anticipated to take place between 27 and 29 March.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.