University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research Technician

Research Technician Overview of the Role

Can you provide technical support to research projects and do you have extensive experience in using various bioinformatic tools to analyse large genomic data sets?

This post is funded from a grant awarded to Associate Professor Dr Sinisa Savic. The aim of the fellowship is to investigate the role of post-zygotic, somatic mutations in the pathogenesis of various immune mediated inflammatory diseases and their influence on response to treatment.

You will be working closely with a growing team of research Fellows, research Technicians and PhD students to deliver the objectives of this project. You will be expected to provide bioinformatics and analytical support for the research group, assisting with the analysis of large omics datasets generated from high throughout NGS.

This post is primarily office-based but may also involve assisting laboratory wet-lab work where required. Experience of shell scripting and HPC navigation is essential. Experience using different programming languages i.e., R, Python, SQL is highly desirable.

This role will be based at St James's University campus.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please


Dr Sinisa Savic, Associate Professor

Email: [email protected]

Additional Information Working at Leeds

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Location: Leeds - St James University Hospital / Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM) Section: Inflammatory Arthritis Category: Research Grade: Grade 6 Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Available for 12 months due to external grant income) Release Date: Thursday 16 November 2023 Closing Date: Thursday 23 November 2023 Reference: MHLRM1239

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    Research Technician


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 23, 2023

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    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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