Job title Research Assistant (fixed-term post)
Department Life Sciences
Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308
Grade Grade 6
Placed on Monday 12 September 2022
Closing date Monday 26 September 2022
Interview date To be confirmed
We are seeking a Research Assistant to work in the Preston group in the newly
formed Department of Life Sciences at the University of Bath.
This is a fixed-term appointment for a period of 6 months as part of a
Leverhulme Trust-funded project investigating the genomic bases for
Bordetella pertussis evolution and adaptation. The project involves a broad
range of approaches, including molecular biology, microbiology and genomics.
You will contribute to some laboratory maintenance duties, and you may
contribute to supervision of research project students.
The Preston 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 laboratory skills while 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.
You will have a good first degree or equivalent – e.g. BSc/BA in microbiology,
biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, biomedical sciences or other
appropriate discipline. Research experience in microbiology, molecular cloning
is an advantage.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Andrew Preseton (
firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance but all applications must be
made via the University website.
What we can offer you:
We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international
reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive
commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver
Athena SWAN award.
A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open
to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability
confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may
a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so
that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse
a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with
its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an
excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the
University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and
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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated ,
respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience,
perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees
and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture
that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very
proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are
an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability
confidence and supporting disabled staff.
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