Graduate Research Assistant Job- University of Exeter

Are you interested in hiring a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of faculty Mark A. Hanson? A successful applicant will work on isolating insect viruses from bacteria/fungi for Drosophila infection experiments as well as molecular biology experiments. This part-time position can provide full-time employment.

Position Details:

  • Location: Cornwall, University of Exeter
  • Salary: £32,332 up to £34,980
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Terms of Employment: Fixed-Term, Contract
  • Work Schedule:
  • Start & Close Date: 1st November 2023 & 4th December 2023
  • Vacancies:
  • Languages: English


  • Candidates will support teams that understand the University wide teaching and partner and research goals with our academics accordingly.
  • They will western blot and protein isolation, using antibodies to monitor activation of proteins of interest.
  • They are responsible for DNA cloning for transgene insertions, and also dsRNA synthesis
  • They will reagent management and laboratory stock and ordering using the T1 system.
  • They will insect virus and Microbe culturing (Category 1-2) use.

Job Requirements:


  • A bachelor’s degree.

Work Setting:

  • Drosophila fruit fly maintenance and rearing, including D. melanogaster genetics
  • Management, generation, and analysis of data relating to the project
  • Freedom to work creatively across a diverse range of disciplines to pursue their intellectual interests and produce exciting research at an international level
  • Freedom to work creatively across a range of disciplines to produce exciting research and pursue your internationally exciting intellectual interests


  • Leading benefits around maternity
  • Adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay)
  • Full salary for 6 weeks under paternity leave
  • A Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus situated in the middle of stunning Cornwall

How to Apply:

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