Research Assistant (fixed-term post) (CC9818)

University of Bath

United Kingdom

September 26, 2022

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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

Reference CC9818

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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 ( a.preston@bath.ac.uk) 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 require.

We offer:

  • 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 workforce;
  • 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 @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    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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    our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

    Update to our application process: We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any

    assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.

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    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its...