Research Technician

Imperial College London - Faculty of Medicine

Campus: Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospital Campuses

We are seeking an experienced individual who will undertake responsibility for supporting laboratory based research, in order to progress the objectives of the Cancer Research UK funded programme, in breast cancer.

The successful candidate will support projects involving molecular diagnosis of breast cancer. The post will form part of the team whose remit is to develop novel treatments and diagnostic tests for breast cancer patients. The other members of the team consist of scientific team leaders, scientists, Research Assistants, Clinical Research Fellows and Research Nurses.

The main task of the post holder will be to liaise with clinicians and Research Nurses on the Clinical Breast Cancer Team and the CRUK research group ensuring smooth running of research protocols, both those involving new treatments and diagnostic / monitoring tests. They will recruit women to breast cancer studies and collect the necessary samples for analysis. You will prepare and carry out straightforward tests/experiments using basic equipment and record test results and present findings accurately.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria required of the post.  In particular, applicants should possess 2 A-levels in a relevant subject, or equivalent vocational qualifications, have proven laboratory and organisational skills, knowledge of basic laboratory processes and techniques and previous experience in a supportive role within a clinical/laboratory environment, preferably in a relevant technical role.

This post is full time and fixed term until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.

Closing date: 27 April 2018

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Should you have any queries please contact:

Kelly Gleason - k.gleason@imperial.ac.uk

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.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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