Sequencing Technician (UK: Scotland)

Hans Sluiman h.sluiman at rbge.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 09:48:34 EST 1999


(ca. GBP 12k per annum)

A laboratory technician is required in the Scientific and Technical
Services Department to support the Garden's molecular systematic and
phylogenetic research of a wide range of plant groups (higher plants,
mosses, algae, fungi). External funding (from the RBGE Board of
Trustees) is available for a 12 months appointment. Main aduties 
include extraction and purification of DNA from fresh plant material, 
PCR amplification of genes such as rbcL, trnL and rDNA, automatic DNA 
sequencing using the ABI 377 sequencer, assessing the quality of the 
generated sequences and carrying out preliminary phylogenetic 
analyses. The postholder may be asked to participate in the provision 
of occasional training to MSc students in molecular laboratory 
procedures and to carry out minor administrative duties (record 
keeping, DNA database maintenance).

Candidates must have a good knowledge of and experience in techniques
such as plant DNA extraction and purification, agarose gel
electrophoresis, PCR amplification and automated DNA sequencing.
Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Hans Sluiman, Head of
Scientific and Technical Services, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A
Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR (telephone 0131 248 2840, fax 0131
248 2901; email: h.sluiman at rbge.org.uk).

Applications, including a CV and the names and email addresses of at
least one and preferably two referees, should be sent to the Personnel
Department at the above address by 15 October. However, applications
will be accepted after this date until a suitable candidate is
recruited. Starting date is negotiable.

In accordance with UK and EU employment legislation, priority will be
given to applications from nationals of countries that belong to the
European Economic Area.

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