Senior Research Technician

University of Edinburgh

The post-holder will contribute in supporting the research team with maintenance of human pluripotent stem cells (h-iPSC) and generating cerebral organoid cultures from hiPSC. The technician will assist in establishing SOPs and performing rigorous characterisation of h-iPSCs and generated organoid cultures using various molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, karyotyping, western blotting, fluorescence microscopy. Training will be provided, as necessary.

Organoid cultures are a new area and as yet there are limited SOPs. Applicant must therefore be able to work closely with senior team members to establish a validated culture SOP for organoids. This will require the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot. Applicant should have relevant experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Applicant must be able to work efficiently with other members of the research team that includes a laboratory manager and research technician.

This post is fixed term for 2 years and is available for an immediate start. Informal enquires to Prof Siddharthan Chandran ( or Dr Karen Burr, (

Ref: 041243

Closing Date: 26 September 2017

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