Advanced Research Assistant

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND

The Opportunity:

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to develop laboratory research support for the Soranzo team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The group's primary research interest is to investigate the effect of genetic variation on human phenotype, including quantitative organismal and molecular traits, combining statistical analyses and functional genomics approaches.

 About the Role:

We are now looking to recruit an Advanced Research Assistant to work on new and exciting projects further elucidating these observations. To this end, we are about to embark upon a major new initiative generating single cell RNA-seq from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from an ongoing collection of human donors. Your primary responsibility will be to assist in the purification of PBMCs from blood donations, run haematology analysis and generate single cell RNA-seq libraries utilising technology from 10x Genomics. This will take place in a newly established laboratory using novel high through-put technologies and platforms.

In addition to the involvement in this semi-automated scRNAseq pipeline you will be expected to support the development of new high throughput single cell protocols. 

This project offers the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team and interact with colleagues across the institute.


Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role addressing the criteria set out above and in the job description.

Applications and interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and the role may close early if a successful appointment is made.


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