Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £26,243.00 - £29,515.00 gross per year
  • Coventry


Fixed term contract restricted to a maximum of 18 months; this may have to be shortened up to a maximum of 15 months depending on the starting salary of the successful candidate. 36.5 hours per week.

Dr Andrew Nelson is looking for a senior research technician to work on an MRC funded project entitled “Regulation of trophoblast differentiation by BAF complex chromatin remodelling factors” aiming to elucidate the gene regulatory control of cell fate during placenta development.

The two main objectives for this post will be to use CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to assist in production of mutant trophoblast stem cell lines and to explore protein-protein interactions in trophoblast stem cells using proteomics approaches.

The candidate needs to have prior practical experience in standard molecular biology and proteomics techniques, and mammalian cell culture. However, full training will be given in new techniques.

The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in a growing research group, so a record of successful time and project management is essential. Further details of the post and projects are given in “Further Particulars” below.

The candidate will be based at the Gibbet Hill Campus of the School of Life Sciences.

Please submit your application including a CV and covering letter stating why you are interested in the topic and what you would bring to the project. For informal enquires or further information about the project, please contact Andrew Nelson (

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