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Research Technician

The University of Edinburgh - CMVM / Edinburgh Medical School

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116 p.a. UE05
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 11th October 2021
Job Ref: 2076

CMVM / Edinburgh Medical School / Deanery of Biomedical Sciences / Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Fixed-Term / 2 years / Part-time, 24.5 hours per week

We are looking for a highly motivated research technician to support the laboratory of Dr Dirk Sieger.

The Opportunity:

Within our Cancer Research UK funded work, we use the zebrafish as a model to understand the role of microglia during glioblastoma growth. You will be part of an international team and provide assistance to the research team, will execute general laboratory management and manage the zebrafish lines. The post requires a BSc or equivalent in biological sciences with clear evidence of skilled and independent research capability. Laboratory experience is essential. Experience in laboratory management and zebrafish husbandry is highly advantageous. This post is fixed-term for 2 years initially with the option of extension. 

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A degree in an area of Biology.
  • Expertise in zebrafish husbandry and techniques required to work with the model organism, such as maintenance and breeding, generation of transgenic zebrafish, chemical treatment of larval zebrafish, zebrafish imaging, immunohistochemistry.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective recording and communication skills to aid collation and interpretation of results.
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