BMSU Research Technician

University of Oxford - MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Department of Pharmacology

We are seeking a Research Technician to provide specialist technical support for research at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit ( that uses animals. The postholder will be required to play a central role in the daily organisation and smooth running of the Biomedical Services facility (BMSU) of the MRC Unit. A full-time postholder will also be expected to provide laboratory technical support to MRC Unit Programmes.

Candidates should have a minimum IAT Level 2 Diploma, have a good track record in animal technician work with small rodents, and be fully conversant with all aspects of A(SP)A. Candidates are also expected to be team players, able to work as part of a group and independently, and to have excellent communication, recording keeping and time-management skills.

The postholder will be part of the MRC Unit’s BMSU Core Support team, and will be based at the Unit’s main site at the Department of Pharmacology.

This is a fixed-term post with an end date of 31 March 2020 in the first instance (possible extension from 1 April 2020 subject to renewal of funding from the Medical Research Council), to start from 19 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time, although from 22 hours per week over 5 days will be considered. The postholder will be contractually required to undertake business critical work outside of core working days for the equivalent of up to 2 days per month, for which overtime will be paid at the appropriate rate.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Peter Magill (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 April 2018. Interviews to be held on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

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