Research Technician

Queen Mary University of London - William Harvey Research Institute

We seek a Research Technician to join a team of scientists, clinician-scientists and clinical trial staff investigating neural regulation of tissue injury as part of the Perioperative Medicine research group, within Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The group is focused on the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality. The Centre offers refurbished laboratories, cutting edge facilities and is located in the heart of the City of London in close proximity to the Barbican Arts and Music Centre.

Candidates should have a BSc Degree and the main duties of the position will include:-

1. Stereotaxic techniques to generate chemo/optogenetic models of autonomic dysfunction.

2. Histological/neuroimmunohistochemical characterisation/imaging.

3. Extraction of nucleic acid (RNA & DNA) from tissue/ blood specimens.

4. Assist with routine gene expression profiling, collection & analysis of data.

Candidates should also have computer literacy, including word processing, Excel and literature searches, good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interact positively with project co-workers to establish a daily work routine.

The candidate will be primarily based at the WHRI Charterhouse Square, although the post holder may be required to move to another of the School’s sites should the need arise. The post holder may also be required to carry out duties on other College/Hospital sites.

The post is full time and on a fixed term 15 month contract. The starting salary will be in the range of £26,717 - £32,956 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and family friendly working.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post are welcome and can be made to Dr Gareth Ackland (

Details about the William Harvey Research Institute, can be found on

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To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

The closing date for the applications is on 27 October 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

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