The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join them as a Research Assistant in DNA Transfer and Persistence within the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, to address some of the current questions in forensic science regarding transfer and persistence of DNA and cellular material from and to surfaces and person to person.

This will involve using novel DNA markers and fluorescent cellular materials to track movement. Information obtained in the first phase of the project will then be applied to experimental design of case relevant experiments to be analysed by STR genotyping.

You will have a background in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry, experience of woking in a forensic laboratory witha knowledge of DNA analysis case work would be a considreable advantage. Experience of PCR techniques, DNA purification and fluorescence microscopy would also be advantageous.

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is a 10 year £10 Million project with the remit to disrupt positively the current forensic science ecosystem. We are looking for a researcher with an interest in answering some the current questions regarding the transfer and persistence of DNA in the field of forensic science.  As a key appointment in the £10m Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science you will help to reinforce the scientific validity of evidence in the courtroom.

The School of Science and Engineering has an international reputation for excellent teaching and topical research, particularly in addressing global challenges in energy, the environment, health care, technology, forensic science and infrastructure.

For more information and to apply: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/leverhulme/news/2019/article/vacancy-research-a...