Senior Research Assistant, Jonathan Jones Group

Closing Date: 19.12.2021 Reference ID: JJ01/2021 Salary: £27,116 - £33,309

A Senior Research Assistant position is available in Jonathan Jones’ group which investigates and applies knowledge of plant intracellular disease resistance receptors ( The appointee will help with daily laboratory management (eg. ordering consumables, maintaining databases, organizing the smooth running of the laboratory), and will support laboratory members in their research projects, particularly in GoldenGate cloning and genome editing using CrispR/Cas9.

The successful candidate will be educated to PhD level or close to completing a PhD. Strong skills in molecular biology (particularly in DNA construct assembly) and an interest in genome editing methods and crop improvement, would be an advantage. Previous experience with plants would be an advantage, but is not required. The successful applicant will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be highly motivated.

This fixed-term position is for 33 months and will be available from February 2022.

Salary will be within the UEA Research and Analogous Staff Grade 6 scale at between£27,116 – £33,309 pa: the appointment level reflecting qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria. Please apply online at

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is charitable company of 100 research scientists and support staff. We are based on the Norwich Research Park and closely linked to the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, The University of East Anglia and The John Innes Centre.   A world leader in plant and microbial science, that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. As a member of TSL, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting, cutting-edge research environment, within an inclusive and diverse workplace. More information can be found at