Research Technician in the Kamoun Group

Closing Date: 09.03.2020 Reference ID: SK02/2020 Salary: £22,417 - £25,941

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Technician with meticulous molecular biology skills to join the Kamoun Group at The Sainsbury Laboratory. This is a full time, 6 month contracted position.

The successful applicant will work as part of an existing research group, who are investigating plant intracellular immune receptors from different plant species as sources of disease resistance to diverse pathogens.

We use Nicotiana benthamiana as a model plant system to validate the function of immune receptors. Based on our genome-wide computational analyses, we will clone the immune receptor genes from several plant species for Agrobacterium-mediated transient gene expression. This approach involves in-planta gene expression and biochemistry. The technician will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists with strong expertise in plant-pathogen interactions, molecular and biochemical analyses and bioinformatics

Suitable candidates will require at least a BSc degree in molecular biology. Experience in biochemistry and cell biology will be advantageous. Precision in following molecular biology protocols is a must. The final candidate will be invited to demonstrate molecular biology skills in the laboratory

Salary will be within the UEA  Grade 5 Technical Staff between £22,417 to £25,941; however, the appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a cover letter of no more than one A4 addressing the selection criteria. Applications may be submitted online using the ‘Apply’ button below. Alternatively, please send formal applications, quoting the reference number SK02/2020, either by e-mail to or by post to Lynda Barnes, HR administrator, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK. Informal enquiries should be directed to Hiroaki Adachi (