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Scientific Laboratory Officer

Queen Mary University of London - Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Location: London
Salary: £29,082 to £32,189 per annum including London allowance (grade 3).
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: QMUL30791
 

About the Role
We are looking for a Scientific Laboratory Officer to join the Parkinson`s group within the Preventive Neurology Unit (PNU). The post holder will be expected to work on two major Parkinson`s projects funded by The Michael J Fox Foundation: The Parkinson`s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) which is a large scale study creating an open-access data set and biosample library to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and treatments in PD and the East London Parkinson’s disease (ELPD) project, a collaboration with Alchemab Therapeutics.

The post-holder will be part of the research team and be expected to take responsibility for processing of PPMI and ELPD project biological samples. This includes collection of samples from clinical sites to the Wolfson laboratory for processing, including: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, saliva/buccal swabs, nasal washings and swabs and skin samples.

About You
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant medical science discipline or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will also have a good understanding of the research process and experience processing biological sample (e.g. blood, salvia, CSF) for storage. Knowledge of or familiarity with laboratory protocols and equipment is essential for the role. Experience of working with Parkinson`s or other neurological disease would be beneficial for the role.

About the Centre
The Centre for Prevention, Detection and Diagnosis is at the forefront of international research into the prevention and control of neurological disease and cancer. The Preventive Neurology Unit has particularly active research programmes in Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and dementia. The Centre for Prevention, Detection and Diagnosis also has major expertise in cancer screening, awareness and early diagnosis, and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology, and the postholder would have access to expertise within these areas to support their professional development.

About Queen Mary
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance, including flexible working arrangements.

The post is 0.6 FTE – 0.8 FTE and fixed-term appointment for 12 months. Starting salary will be in the range of £29,082 to £32,189 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and staff pension scheme.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Alastair Noyce, a.noyce@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the Institute can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/wiph/centres/centre-for-prevention-detection-and-diagnosis/

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for the applications is 03 January 2023. Interviews will be held on shortly thereafter.

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