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Research Technician

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

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: UE05: £23,487 - £27,116 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st June 2022
Closes: 5th July 2022
Job Ref: 4522
 

Full-time/35 hours per week

Fixed-Term until 31 December 2023 with possibility of extension

We are looking for an experienced animal technician to provide specialist support in translational studies aimed at developing genetic therapies in complex brain disorders.

The Opportunity:

The role is to join a dynamic team of researchers and provide comprehensive technical support to advance the in vivo assessment of gene therapies in models of neurological disease.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience in clinical scoring and neurological assessments.
  • Experience in CNS dosing approaches.
  • Experience in behavioural assessments.
  • Experience in database management and data logging.
  • Excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Interviews will be held within 2 weeks of the closing date.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

About Us
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.
About the Team
The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) explores fundamental physiological mechanisms and pathways, from single genes to complex behaviour.
Specific areas of research focus include:
  •  Neuronal networks, neuroendocrine regulation and adaptive plasticity
  •  Ion channel physiology, signalling pathways and vesicle trafficking
  •  Developmental processes including gene regulatory networks and neuro developmental disorders
  •  Neural development and its relationship to repair 
  •  Cell death and survival 
  •  Neuron-glia interactions 
  •  Hippocampal function, memory storage and retrieval
  •  Degeneration and dementia 
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