Research Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Imperial Biomedical Research Centre Genomics Facility

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Full-time, fixed-term until 31 March 2019

Hammersmith Campus

Applications are invited for a skilled Research Technician to join the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Genomics Facility on the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London.

The Genomics Facility delivers state-of-the-art laboratory and computational support for translational research that harnesses genome information to advance disease diagnostics, prognosis and treatment. The Facility provides access to the latest next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms including the Illumina HiSeq 2500 and Illumina MiSeq and supports a wide range of NGS applications including whole-genome, whole-exome, and targeted resequencing, ChIP-seq, transcription profiling, methylation analysis and pathogen sequencing.

We are looking for an experienced Research Technician with strong expertise in NGS on Illumina platforms (HiSeq 200/2500 and MiSeq). You will operate, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot the sequencing equipment and assist with all other aspects of the NGS workflow including sample tracking, library preparation and quality control. You will also be involved in the development and optimization of new NGS protocols.  You will possess a BSc or MSc, or equivalent, in Genetics, Molecular Biology or a closely related discipline.  You will have a background in genetics and/or molecular biology. The ability to multi-task and work effectively across a wide range of applications and projects is essential.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2016196.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing Date: 24th October 2016 (Midnight GMT)

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