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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £31,406 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 17th July 2022
Job Ref: PS31898

The Rowitch lab is seeking to appoint a lab technician in the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge. Current research themes of the group include the development and diversity of astrocytes, the role of myelin and myelin generating cells, genetics of childhood disorders, multiple sclerosis, ESC, iPSC and neural stem cell biology. The team uses techniques of stem cell biology, high content imaging, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics & bioengineering.

The post-holder will have an interest in CNS glial cell development and roles in human diseases and practical experience in molecular biology techniques, tissue culture and data analysis. The role holder will play a crucial part in assisting the Research Laboratory Manager and senior researchers by providing technical assistance in the research projects and recording data from experiments for an established research group, consisting of 8 -10 researchers and a small group of students. Other responsibilities include a wide range of tasks to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory, including monitoring laboratory supplies, maintaining equipment and updating protocols and reagent databases.

The role holder will hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in biological science, ideally Masters degree in Science related field, or appropriate experience or equivalent qualification and/or experience. Flexibility, working to a high degree of accuracy and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. Desirable skills include experience with histology, handling of animal or clinical samples and database management.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

Closing Date: 17th July 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/35608.

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