Senior Research Technician

£35,965 to £43,470 per annum
Jun 18, 2020
Jul 18, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Research Technician to work on a research programme focused on the role of different death receptor-ligand systems in inflammation, cancer and immunity. This research programme is performed within the Centre for Cell Death, Cancer and Inflammation led by Professor Henning Walczak at the UCL Cancer Institute and is focused on the study of the functional interplay between cell death, ubiquitin and inflammation in cancer, (auto-)immunity and infectious diseases.

The post holder will have responsibility for performing; experiments, animal care, maintenance, breeding, procedures and record keeping under Home Office and local regulations, guidelines and policies on the use of laboratory animals. The role involves a high degree of interaction with staff of varying seniority, hence, excellent inter-personal and communication skills are therefore essential.

In addition, the post holder will have responsibility for supporting and enabling successful delivery of the overall research programme. The post holder will plan, perform, analyse and interpret experiments under the direction of Research Fellows and the Group Leader, with the aim of creating research tools and of furthering knowledge related to the research project.

The post is initially funded for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Key Requirements

The project requires the post-holder to hold a Home Office Personal License and have a strong background in handling, breeding and monitoring laboratory mice.

Applicants must have a BSc or equivalent experience in the life sciences field with substantial experience working in vivo and ex vivo procedures.

Applicants should be proficient at performing experiments in genetically-modified and transplantable mouse tumour models in compliance with Home Office regulations. In addition, the candidate should have demonstrate experience in maintaining animal records.

The ability to work, organise and prioritise work along with a commitment to high-quality research is essential.

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Closing Date

18 Jul 2020

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