Project Officer In MicrobiologyMolecular Biology job in Milton Keynes at The Open University

Project Officer in Microbiology/Molecular Biology

Company: The Open University

Location: Milton Keynes UK

Date Posted:May 18, 2018

You are invited to apply for a Project Officer position within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, at The Open University. You will be working as part of the vibrant OU Astrobiology Group, which is comprised of four academics, five postdoctoral researchers and eight PhD students. The applicant will be based within the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences.  The group is investigating the limits of habitability in extreme environments similar to those found in the Solar System and identifying bio-signatures that could be used as evidence of life. For this work, we use a combination of field based studies and laboratory simulation experiments. The laboratory is equipped with two reaction vessels capable of mimicking the extreme environments found on other planetary bodies, an anaerobic chamber, laminar flow hoods for work with low biomass material, PCR and qPCR capabilities, a flow through bioreactor and a gas mixer.  We are seeking a Project Officer to further our investigations of extreme environments using culture-dependent and independent methods. The work will include extracting and processing DNA from extreme environments for community analysis. It will also involve isolation and characterisation of novel microorganisms. The role will support the on-going funded research within the group and ensure that work is carried out in a timely manner.  You will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific subject and relevant laboratory based experience. Good organisational and team working skills are essential, and you should be highly motivated. Full training on the microbiology/molecular techniques will be provided, if necessary. Closing date: 15 June 2018 noon.  Interview date is to be advised.  We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community. View full job description
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