Research Technician

University of Edinburgh - School of Biomedical Sciences

A Research Technician position is available to contribute to studies of the role of apolipoprotein E in synaptic degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The technician will be based in the new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at the University of Edinburgh, working in the Programme led by Tara Spires-Jones. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the UK DRI, which will lead the UK’s dementia research effort to deliver a step-change in the scientific understanding of dementias (for more information, see: https://ukdri.ac.uk/about-us).

The successful candidate will conduct experiments and work as a member of a research team including training students in research techniques. Main responsibilities include embedding brain tissue for array tomography and electron microscopy. These responsibilities require some flexibility in terms of being able to work outside of normal hours on occasion (with time off in lieu to compensate). The post holder will have or be expecting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline (neuroscience, biology, biochemistry, etc). 

We are looking for an enthusiastic person willing to contribute to our research team. Experience with tissue processing and sectioning for electron microscopy, and experience with cell culture are highly desirable. 

Ref: 040483

Closing Date: 25 August 2017.

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