Jake Soley|Research Technician

What is your current role?

I am at research technician in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. My typical day depends on who needs help! I’m mostly assisting with a project on epigenetic priming in T cells. Experiments include ATAC/Dnase I-seq, qPCR, flow cytometry, cell culture. Some days between experiments are just in the office on data analysis and making figures for publication.

No two days are the same - a boring Monday in the office can be followed by a hectic Tuesday in the lab with results that lead to new hypotheses. I’m always learning new skills, which has helped massively in bagging several PhD interviews!

How has your Biomedical Science degree helped you in your current role?

Other than super useful careers meetings and CV help sessions, the Careers Network bursary helped fund my research placement in Tours in 2nd year.

Eden Meredith

Jake Soley

Degree: BSc Biomedical Science - first class honours 2016. Including a 4 week research placement in Tours, France.

2017 - Policy and public engagement internship at British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Current position: Research Technician at University of Birmingham