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Research Technician

University of Southampton - Bone and Joint

Location: Southampton
Salary: £25,627 to £30,497
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th September 2021
Closes: 20th October 2021
Job Ref: 1522021AF

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join the Bone and Joint Research Group in the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, School of Human Development and Health.  This technician post is part of a UK Regenerative Medicine Platform programme. The specific role of the person appointed will be to support ongoing work in vitro, ex vivo and preclinical models for the development and translational potential of bone stem cell-material approaches for skeletal repair.

The post-holder will be part of a team of interdisciplinary Research Fellows, Technicians and Postgraduate Students and will gain skills in skeletal cell biology, preclinical models and regenerative medicine. The post-holders responsibilities will involve human bone cell culture, cell culture on the biomaterial scaffolds, biochemical assays, histology, immunohistochemistry,  imaging (including micro Computed Tomography) and preclinical animal models. Practical laboratory skills are essential for this role, including prior experience of mammalian cell culture, routine histology and preclinical model expertise or ability to develop such skills. The post-holder will also contribute to the day-to-day running of the laboratory by carrying out activities such as ordering, preparing/updating risk assessments and standard operating procedures, and training students and new research staff, as required.

The position is full-time and fixed until 31/03/2023. Informal inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard O C Oreffo (

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 1522021AF on all correspondence. 

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