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Research Technician

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences - Single Molecule Imaging Group

Location: London
Salary: £25,798 to £27,501 pa plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 16th October 2022
Job Ref: LMS 1950
 

6 months fixed term

£25,798 - £27,501 pa plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum

London, UK

Applications are invited for 6 months research technician post at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London (http://lms.mrc.ac.uk/) to work in the Single Molecule Imaging group headed by Professor David Rueda.

We are looking for a creative, collaborative and reliable scientist who wants to support a diverse interdisciplinary research team that works on cutting edge single molecule imaging techniques to solve and understand fundamental molecular mechanisms.

The group’s current work focuses on visualising and understanding various cellular processes that are involved within the human cell. We are using molecular, biochemical and structural biology approaches to interrogate protein DNA interactions – followed with single molecule imaging to corroborate our findings. The 6-month post is a support role on ongoing work in the lab, in particular, the role will require the post holder to do extensive amounts of protein purification and culture handling. For more detailed information about our work, please visit the group’s website (https://lms.mrc.ac.uk/research-group/single-molecule-imaging/).

Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and demonstrate record keeping skills. Candidates must be interested in protein purification of recombinant proteins and keen to broaden their expertise in a single molecule lab and help answer questions relating to protein structure and function.

The London Institute of Medical Sciences is funded by the MRC and is a Division of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. Based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the LMS provides a thriving research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including high-throughput sequencing and proteomics. For more information, visit www.lms.mrc.ac.uk.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/2082 and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1950

Applications which do not provide a cover letter will not be considered

Closing date: 16/10/2022

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.

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