Laboratory Technician

University College London - Institute of Child Health Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre

UCL Great Ormond Street

Part Time : 20 hours per week (54.8% FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £23,604 - £24,823 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician to join the laboratory of Dr. Federica Montanaro within the highly interactive research group of the Dubowitz neuromuscular centre that is investigating the molecular basis of, and treatment for, neuromuscular diseases.

You will be involved in projects aimed at understanding the biochemical consequences of specific deletion mutations in the DMD gene on the encoded protein, dystrophin, in respiratory and cardiac muscles.

The main duties of the post are to assist in protocol optimization and sample preparations for protein characterization, and related biochemical and molecular biology analyses.

Techniques will be very varied, and include quantitative RT-PCR, protein isolation, protein immunoprecipitation, Western blot analysis, cell culture, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry, among others.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for candidates seeking to carry out research in neuromuscular diseases within an established national centre of excellence.

This post is initially funded for 3 months.

It is desirable that candidates have a BSc in a relevant subject. Experience with immunoprecipitation, molecular biology techniques, quantitative RT-PCR, and Western blotting is required.

UCL vacancy reference : 1611021.        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.  If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma at  quoting job reference 1611021.

Closing Date: 15 December 2016.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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