Senior Research Assistant (Maternity Cover FTC)

Reference ID: JJ03/2019 Salary: £33,797 - £40,322

A Senior Research Assistant – Maternity Cover position is available in Jonathan Jones’ Laboratory 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 working towards 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 essential. Applicants will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be highly motivated.

Salary will be within the UEA Research and Analogous Staff Grade 7 scale at between £33,797 -£40,322 pa: the appointment level reflecting qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements.

This fixed-term maternity cover full-time position is available from 3rd December 2019 to 31st October 2020.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria. Applications may be submitted online using the ‘Apply’ button below. Alternatively, please send formal applications, quoting the reference number JJ03/2019, either by email to or by post to Lynda Barnes, HR Advisor, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK.