Senior Research Assistant

Reference ID: JJ03/2018 Salary: £32,548 - £38,833

A Senior Research Assistant 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 £32,548 -£38,833 pa: the appointment level reflecting qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements.

This fixed-term position is initially for 36 months and will be available from October 2018.

Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Applications may be submitted online using the ‘Apply’ button below. Alternatively applications may be sent, quoting the reference JJ03/2018, either by e-mail to or by post to Kim Wood, HR Manager, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK.