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Research (in vitro) Technician Grade D

University of Exeter - Technical Services: College of Life and Environmental Sciences (Centre for Medical Mycology)

Location: Exeter
Salary: £21,686 to £27,116 on Grade (D), depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: R76664

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme. 

We have two positions available immediately on a full time, permanent basis.

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) is one of the most ambitious strategic investments in UK medical mycology.  The MRC CMM is a world-leading research centre that is helping to tackle the major global threats to human health caused by fungal diseases.  In fact, fungal infections now kill more people worldwide than malaria and similar numbers to tuberculosis. The MRC CMM integrates researchers from multiple fields of expertise to increase our understanding of fungal pathogens and cognate immune defences, and to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat fungal diseases. A major activity of the MRC CMM is to increase UK capacity in fundamental and clinical research in medical mycology through research and training programmes for medical and biosciences students and early career researchers.  The Centre has established strategic interactions with other national and international groups and is promoting public engagement and understanding of our science.

About the role

We need a team of talented individuals to support our teaching and research, and in training the next generation of top scientists. Working as part of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) in Technical Services the role holder will provide direct support for in vitro and ex-vivo tissue culture experimentation and related activities in the MRC CMM. 

The post holder will be expected to maintain a broad oversight of methodologies and experimentation utilised by CMM members to ensure universal access to such technologies and rapid tooling-up of new researchers. The post holder will assist CMM lab members in the planning and implementation of cell culture experimentation and histological analyses of thin tissue samples. Duties will include: growing and routine testing of cultured and primary cells, provision of cultured cells to order, maintaining the tissue culture suites, processing of thin tissue slice samples including sectioning, and staining/hybridisation, purchasing and stock-keeping of reagents and consumables and, with assistance, the maintenance of a costed model of service delivery.

Technical Services at the University of Exeter is comprised of STEMM-facing research and teaching technical staff. Whilst all operating in a single service our staff work in a wide range of specialist areas such as, Engineering, Physics, Geology, Mining and Minerals, Renewable Energy, Life and Environmental Science, Sports and Health Science, Medical Sciences and Medical Imaging.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.                                                                  

Further information

Please contact Professor Elaine Bignell, E.Bignell@exeter.ac.uk

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