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Research Technician

University of Southampton - Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Location: Southampton
Salary: £26,396 to £31,411 Pro rata per annum (Fixed Term until 01/08/2023)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 22nd December 2022
Job Ref: 2097822FC
 

The Experimental Human Challenge Group, operating within Clinical & Experimental Sciences at the University of Southampton is offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Research Technician.  The role will be to provide technical support to the ongoing research activities within the group, with emphasis on the conduct of controlled human infection model experiments (CHIME).  The Experimental Human Challenge Group is currently delivering a first-in-man CHIME to determine whether vaccines can prevent infection with the bacteria that cause whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis as well as ongoing studies with Neisseria lactamica to find news ways to protect against meningitis. The primary role of the post-holder will be to support these studies by providing high quality microbiological expertise, as well as supporting collection of blood cells and samples from the upper respiratory tract.

The successful applicant must have a skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 with proven work experience acquired in relevant technical support roles and job-related training.  Possession of a relevant degree in a biological science or equivalent laboratory experience is an advantage.  The ideal applicant must be competent in a wide array of elementary technical tasks, have experience of conducting laboratory-based work to consistently high standards and operate effectively both independently and as part of a team.  They will be proficient in the culture of mammalian and bacterial cells, and experience working in a clinical microbiology environment would be advantageous.  Training in, or experience of working in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) or Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) is desirable.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form by clicking the 'Apply' button above. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 2097822FC on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns, which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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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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