Research Technician

University College London - UCL Ear Institute

A part-time (60% FTE) Laboratory Research Technician position is available in the lab of Dr Jennifer F. Linden at the UCL Ear Institute. The UCL Ear Institute is the leading interdisciplinary centre for auditory science in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience research communities in the world at University College London. The primary duty associated with the position will be to support ongoing experiments involving in vivo electrophysiological recording in behaving mice. Specific responsibilities will include training mice on behavioural tasks, assisting with surgical procedures, helping with construction of multi-electrode implants and other specialised experimental devices, assisting with electrophysiological recording procedures, preparing tissue for histological processing, monitoring mouse colonies, and maintaining laboratory stocks of standard solutions and supplies.

The appointment will be for 1 year in the first instance, and is potentially renewable to June 2020.

Essential requirements include an undergraduate degree and relevant lab experience, including proficiency in at least one of the following: electrophysiological recording, mouse behavioural training, and/or histology and immunohistochemistry. Applicants must also have excellent time-management and organisational skills, and outstanding communication skills with good command of both oral and written English. Attention to detail and accurate record-keeping is required, along with ability to innovate, trouble-shoot and problem-solve.

UCL vacancy reference: 1657082

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 Dr Jennifer F. Linden at

Closing Date: 21 August 2017

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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