Technician - Sequencing Platform - APC4 Project (Temporary)

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Cork, Munster
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 months ago

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Job Description

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: Food Research Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork, P61 C996

Job Type: Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, approximately 18 months, subject to contract.  A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

Basic Function: The technician will operate closely with the DNA sequencing platform Technologist and assist in DNA/RNA manipulation, sample preparation and operating the platform. The successful candidate will have a Level 6 qualification in genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related discipline. Past experience in working with DNA/RNA, including  library preparation for Illumina  and/or ONT sequencers is essential and experience in working with DNA sequencing instruments (in particular the Illumina MiSeq, Illumina NextSeq, ONT MinIon and ONT GridIon) being desirable.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Level 6 qualification in genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A level 7 qualification in genetics, microbiology, biochemistry,  or molecular biology would be a distinct advantage

How to Apply

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit The closing date for this position is Thursday 1st October, 2020 @12.00noon.  Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

Location:Cork, Fermoy - Ireland
Salary:€29,732 to €39,830
£25,078.94 to £33,596.61 converted salary* (Technician Grade 1)
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:18th September 2020
Closes:1st October 2020

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