Research Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Life Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to work in the laboratory of Professor Thomas Meier, in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available for immediate start.

The post holder will support the establishment, organisation, management and maintenance of the laboratory and its equipment. You will also contribute to the ongoing research on the structural and functional investigation of membrane protein complexes.

You must have a minimum of 2 A-Levels in relevant subjects or equivalent vocational qualification, plus work experience, in a relevant technical or scientific role. You must also have extensive experience of wet laboratory, preferentially in a biochemistry or molecular biology laboratory. Experience in cell culturing (bacteria, yeast), molecular cloning techniques, biochemistry and protein purification are essential. You must be computer literate and have experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines with minimal supervision are essential. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and attention to detail are also essential. You will have a flexible approach to working hours according to requirements of technical procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

This is a full-time post for up to 2 years with the possibility for extension subject to funding.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Thomas Meier (

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number, including spaces – NS 2017 192 LP - into “Keywords”).

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact us by email at and refer the job reference number.

Closing Date: 20 October 2017 (midnight GMT)

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information