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Research Technologist in Next Generation Sequencing

Do you have a background in Next Generation Sequencing and providing specialist technical support? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?


The Next Generation Sequencing Facility (NGS) under the direction of Dr Ian Carr was established between Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust to support a service encompassing patients and research activity. The facility is based around Illumina sequencers (HiSeq 3000, NextSeq 500 and MiSeq), and a PacBio Sequel plus an array of supporting equipment and computing infrastructure. Your role will be to work alongside the current Senior Technical Specialist to operate this equipment and provide technical and scientific advice to users wanting to use the Facility. You will also be jointly responsible for various financial aspects of the facility such as ordering reagents and charging users for their sequencing.


This post is available immediately and for a fixed term of two years, and will be based in the Clinical Sciences Building at St James’s University Hospital. Research, Old Medical School Leeds General Infirmary. 


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Ian Carr, Academic Lead for the NGS facility

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8607; Email:I.M.Carr@leeds.ac.uk 



Further Information


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  St James Campus Infrastructure & Facilities (SCIF)
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months)
Release Date:  Friday 20 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 20 October 2019
Reference:  MHCIF1023
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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