Research Technician (Part-time)

University College London - Division of Medicine

Part Time: 20 hours per week (54%FTE)

The post will involve the investigation of congenital pain insensitivity using mouse  models.  The applicant will carry out high quality research exploiting cell and molecular biology experimental techniques outlined by the project, such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, microscopy, PCR and RT-PCR, stable and transient transfections, microarray and analysis. The applicant will set up and run experiments in consultation with the Principal Investigator, ensuring that experiments are appropriately supervised and supported. To record, analyse and write up the results of experiments.

The funding for this post is available for 9 months in first instance, starting from the 1st of March 2018, although the start date is flexible.

The post would suit a science to a graduate with a BSc degree in Biomedical Science, Neuroscience or a related biological science subject with research experience. Enthusiasm and ability to work efficiently as part of a team are essential attributes.

Research experience in basic molecular and cell biology techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR and cell cultures is required, but some training can be provided. Holding a Home Office personal license and having experience in animal work and behaviour  experiments, and microarray analysis would be an advantage.

UCL vacancy reference: 1710564

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 please contact Andrei Okorokov (a.okorokov@ucl.ac.uk) or James Cox (j.j.cox@ucl.ac.uk)

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Alison Kelly, Alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 6134.

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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