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Laboratory Technician/Support Worker

Imperial College London - National Heart & Lung Institute

Location: London
Salary: £31,773 to £34,680 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: MED03548
 

Location: Hammersmith Campus

Job Summary

This is a unique position with combined responsibilities. As a Laboratory Technician you will play a pivotal role in providing a range of technical support for Professor Terracciano within the Cardiac Function Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute. In addition to research support, you will have administrative responsibilities, as well as provision of clerical assistance. You will also promote and secure the highest standard of support for a member of staff with a disability to assist them in their work and work-related duties to ensure independence and dignity.

Duties and responsibilities

You will perform simple laboratory tasks to assist members of the laboratory in their experiments, monitor laboratory activity on a daily basis, perform regular maintenance on equipment (eg, microscope assembly). You will place all orders for the Lab and liaise directly with suppliers.

Additionally, you will be the first point of contact which includes telephone calls, general enquiries, welcoming visitors, etc. You will provide basic secretarial support, including taking notes at meetings which you will attend where relevant (this also includes attendance at teaching activities).

Essential requirements

A degree in a Biological Science field or equivalent vocational qualification or relevant laboratory-based experience would be desirable. You must have experience in laboratory-based research (including management of equipment maintenance). You should be confident in your knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety requirements. You should have experience of working as an assistant, including experience in booking meetings and making travel arrangements, typing and note taking.

Willingness to learn and to be flexible are essential. The ability to interact effectively with scientists in a related discipline, including clear communication, is required. Adequate interpersonal skills are also a key requirement, as is commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. A commitment to data quality is essential. An understanding of the process and importance of publishing is essential.

Further Information

This is a Full Time and Fixed Term post for 12 months in the first instance based at the Hammersmith Campus.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: terracciano@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 04/01/23

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED03548

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