Research Assistant (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Assistant (fixed-term post)

Department Biology & Biochemistry

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 30 July 2020

Closing date Sunday 16 August 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7550

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We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Assistant to support work on a range of projects within our molecular microbiology research group.

Work will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr Tiffany Taylor and associated laboratories within the Department of Biology and Biochemistry. Projects on which we require particular support include those related to the study of gene regulatory network evolution; we use experimental evolution combined with molecular techniques to explore environmental and genetic drivers of gene network rewiring.

You will have a good first degree or equivalent – e.g. BSc in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, biomedical sciences or other appropriate discipline. Research experience in microbiology, molecular techniques, or genomics is an advantage. You will be required to contribute to the general day-to-day running of the laboratory.

The Taylor group is part of the Infection and Immunity research theme, and the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. This position provides the opportunity to develop a range of laboratory skills, working in a multidisciplinary research environment in well equipped labs. The infection and immunity laboratory at Bath provides a vibrant research environment, with graduate research students and post-docs.

This is a full-time role on a fixed term contract for 13 months, funded by the Royal Society.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Tiffany Taylor ( in the first instance but all applications must be made via the University website.

The University of Bath, voted 'Best Campus University' in 2014, is set amongst green fields overlooking the world-heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On site you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes, banks and the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful and rewarding place to work and develop your career. Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, pension schemes, a wide range of learning and development opportunities and various staff discounts.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.