Research Assistant at University of Edinburgh – UK

A position for a Research Assistant is open in our newly established research group at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC) in Edinburgh, which focuses on investigating the role of Chromatin Regulators in Cancer. Combining RNA sequencing, genome profiling, biochemistry, and microscopy techniques, our lab aims to unravel the mechanisms behind Fusion-Driven Sarcoma. Our goal is to enhance understanding of cancer’s early development stages and the fundamental aspects of genome regulation.

Opened in 1583 and with over 45,000 students, the University of Edinburgh has cemented its place as one of the top institutions in Europe with a vision to produce graduates that will make the world a better place. It is an institution that prides itself on student wellness and satisfaction, regularly encouraging students to participate in surveys that will allow the establishment to grow and get better over time.


Research Assistant


£31,396-£36,024 per year

Job Schedule

Full Time



About the role

The successful applicant will be a key player in the lab, providing support for experiments, managing lab operations, and offering training to new team members, positioning the candidate at the heart of our research efforts. This full-time position (35 hours per week) is available with the flexibility to accommodate part-time (80%) and various working patterns. Initially offered for 2 years, there is potential for extension.


  • Supporting laboratory experiments (molecular biology techniques, biochemistry and cell culture) 70%
  • Managing lab operations (assisting in ordering reagents and supplies, organization of lab space, devising lab schedules, maintaining stocks) 20%
  • Training new laboratory members on general laboratory techniques when required. (10%)


  • Be motivated, responsible and organised.
  • BSc in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject
  • Experienced with cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Be responsible for training new lab members on the tasks above.
  • Have good communication skills and ability to document work.


  • A competitive salary of £31,396 to £36,024 per annum (Grade UE06)
  • An exciting, positive, creative and versatile workplace.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Training on several techniques.
  • International and sociable working environment
  • Opportunities for further career development, education and training.
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff discounts
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Flexible work options.

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter

How to Apply

The application is completely done online. Interested candidates should CLICK HERE to submit his/her application.    


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Application Deadline

11th March 2024