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Research Technician

University of Southampton - Biological Sciences Technical

Location: Southampton
Salary: £26,396 to £31,411 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 2086322BJ
 

Full Time Fixed Term (31/08/2025)

Closing Date: Tuesday 03 January 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Gwyer Findlay lab investigates how neutrophils affect T cell phenotype. Our work sits at the interface of immunology and inflammation biology and we use a variety of methods in our studies – immunology, molecular biology, computational biology and imaging. 

This post is for a technician to help run the lab. The post-holder will carry out experiments under the guidance of Dr Gwyer Findlay and will assist all other team members with their experiments. They will also organise lab records, maintain stocks of reagents and supplies, and help write and maintain safety records and procedures.  

You will ideally hold a BSc in biology or a related discipline, and have had lab skills training. You will be able to analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, use word-processing and spreadsheet programmes, and maintain databases. You will be highly organised and efficient. You will be a helpful and supportive team-player, helping with experiments being performed by all other team members.  

What we can offer you

  • a world-class research environment
  • access to mentoring, career development and networking across the University and beyond
  • a personalised training and development plan including external training courses and attendance at conferences
  • a friendly, supportive lab environment

As a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN charter, and holder of a silver award, we’re committed to improving equality. We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. 

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will help you find a good work-life balance with flexible, or even part-time, working hours. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)*, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. 

For additional information or informal enquiries before submitting your application, please email Emily Findlay at e.gwyerfindlay@soton.ac.uk.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2086322BJ on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

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