Research Technician

Imperial College London - Airway Disease

National Heart and Lung Institute

Campus: South Kensington

A Research Technician is required to provide technical support to Professor Terry Tetley, Professor Maria Belvisi and Dr Mark Birrell in the Respiratory Pharmacology Group within NHLI.

You will conduct research into the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and symptoms of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and IPF. Initially, this is a 2-year programme of research funded by AstraZeneca. The research work to be undertaken will be carried out to the highest standard and offers the opportunity to apply and extend your knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques.

Your duties will include: isolation, culturing and experimentation with cells, maintenance of and experimentation with tissue based systems and collection, preparation, processing and storage of specimens. You will be expected to plan and execute experiments to a very high standard. You will also be responsible for various laboratory administrative duties.

You must have a relevant qualification and/or laboratory based experience. You must also have excellent organisational skills, a methodical approach and the ability to pay close attention to detail.

This work is primarily based at the South Kensington campus. The post is full-time and fixed term until 31 Dec 2019.

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The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Tetley (

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

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