Research Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Surgery & Cancer, Division of Cancer

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join a team whose remit is to develop novel treatments and diagnostic tests for pancreatic cancer patients.

The post holder will be expected to perform different molecular techniques using nucleic acids and proteins isolated from cultured cell lines and cancer tissues and CRISPR technologies, with the aim to further understand CSC formation and tumour heterogeneity mediated by particular microRNAs. It is required that the applicant would be able to perform cell culture, extraction of nucleic acids and proteins, western blotting, PCR and qPCR, cloning of nucleic acids into plasmids, immuno-precipitation and chromatin immuno-precitptation.

Applicants are expected to have acquired the essential skills, knowledge, experience and abilities required of the post and as outlined in the person specification. Applicants will be educated to A-level standard or have acquired equivalent vocational qualifications. Experience in the use of basic molecular biology techniques (cell culture, PCR, qPCR, western blotting) is essential. Previous experience with CRISPR techniques is desirable but not essential. Applicants should be motivated, well organised, have a flexible approach to tasks and able to work effectively independently but also as part of a team.

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months and based at Hammersmith Campus.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Leandro Castellano

Our preferred method of application is online via our website Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

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