Research Technician (1 year maternity cover)

University College London - UCL Division of Medicine - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research London

The post holder will be required to assist with research in the area of Neuroscience; a central part of the role will involve the management of multiple transgenic mouse lines, in consultation with the lab manager and post docs. The post holder will also assist in the day-to-day running of the laboratory; monitoring and maintaining stocks of lab consumables, preparing solutions and providing support for experiments being carried out by research staff and PhD students.

This role will include ensuring that health and safety policies are followed and that the lab remains a clean and safe environment in which to work. To contribute to the overall activities of the research team by assisting with general lab duties. To maintain transgenic mouse lines (breeding, weaning and genotyping). To assist the lab manager in ensuring the lab runs smoothly and efficiently and to assist in the day-to-day operations in the lab. To contribute to the induction, training and direction of other research staff and students as requested by the principal investigator and the lab manager.

1. immunohistochemistry
2. confocal microscopy
3. mouse surgeries, perfusions, behavioural training
4. basic level of molecular biology for plasmid preparations

To attend all meetings and lectures as scheduled within the Centre, including the weekly lab meetings.

This post is for 1 year maternity cover.

Knowledge of the research techniques (Genotyping techniques and Mouse handling techniques). Experience of Mouse husbandry and awareness of Health and Safety issues. Good time management and organizational skills. Good communication skills and willingness to learn new techniques. MSc in a relevant subject area and experience working in a research lab.

UCL vacancy reference:  1705115     

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Michael Hausser ( m.hausser@ucl.ac.uk ) For any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process please contact Alison Kelly (alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk )

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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