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Senior Research Technician in the Panfilio Lab, University of Warwick, UK

Posted by , on 5 August 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK


A full-time, twelve-month Senior Research Technician position is available for an immediate start in the laboratory of Dr Kristen Panfilio, for molecular genetics and lab management tasks to support investigations of insect embryology for both biomedical and pest management research. Our lab uses a range of imaging, sequencing, transgenic, comparative genomic, and other approaches to examine the function of essential developmental genes. The primary focus is on cell and tissue structure in protective epithelial tissues, and how the tissues dynamically remodel during development, visualised with live imaging microscopy.

The technician’s principle role will be to conduct molecular biology and related research tasks in support of the PI and other members of the research team, and to do stock maintenance for our research organisms: the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, and the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus. Tasks will support ongoing BBSRC- and MRC-aligned research on (a) the functional relevance of polyploidy in protective, barrier epithelial tissues, (b) tissue structure and integrity in relation to birth defects, and (c) testing the role of novel genes in lineages of pest insect species.

The candidate needs to have prior practical experience in standard molecular biology and developmental genetics techniques, and experience with insect cultures is desired. However, full training will be given in new techniques. The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in a growing research group, so a record of successful time and project management is essential.

To view further particulars of the position and to apply, visit the University of Warwick Human Resources posting for this position. The closing date is 19th August.

Please submit your application including a CV and covering letter stating why you are interested in the topic and what you would bring to the project through the on-line application system. For informal enquires or further information about the project, please contact Kristen Panfilio (

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