Genomics Technician

Department: School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences
Salary: £38,165 – £44,722 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL32789
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 22 June 2023
Closing date: 6 July 2023


We wish to appoint a Genomics technician to join the School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences (SBBS), a large, dynamic and expanding School within the Faculty of Science and Engineering with approximately 1800 students and 100 academic staff members, who carry out excellent education, research and public engagement activities, with support from 32 administrative staff and more than 20 technical staff.

The post is part of the Technical Services career family at Queen Mary University of London, which supports functions across multiple sites and provides the infrastructure and support for all our research, teaching and learning activities.

The purpose of this role is to run our Genomics Facility and provide technical expertise and hands-on support to our researchers in SBBS. Our facility houses among others a PromethION, MiniIONs, an Agilent Seahorse XFe24 Analyzer and a Saphyr optical mapping system.

About You:

The post holder will have extensive experience in library preparation for genetics/genomics work. They will have considerable understanding and technical experience of working in a genomics laboratory environment and experience of supporting the research process/researchers. They will also have a good understanding of Health & Safety regulations and rules to guide users in the laboratories.

About Queen Mary:

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. We are a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Due to the nature of work involved, the operational core requirements of this role can only be met effectively when working on campus. This role is therefore exempt from a regular pattern of Hybrid working. Remote working may be considered where the task undertaken permits and where there is sufficient cover on campus to fulfil service needs.

The post is based on Mile End Campus. It is a 3-year fixed term appointment. The salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £38,165 – £44,722 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Christophe Eizaguirre, via:

To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button below: The closing date for applications is 06 July 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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