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Technician

University of Leicester - Leicester Cancer Research Centre

Location: Leicester
Salary: £29,619 to £34,308 Grade 6 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 7th February 2023
Job Ref: 7082
 
About the role

Joining the Prevention Group of the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, within the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, you will oversee technical laboratory support to various projects and research teams with the research group and project laboratories. You will also support the wider Cancer theme of the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) to help ensure successful delivery of the research aims.

Your main responsibility will be to support the research activity of multiple projects by planning and carrying out experiments, preparing materials and contributing to the development of new techniques, methods and systems.

You will work independently and under your own initiative to plan and organise lab work, usually involving several parallel projects. With your excellent communication skills, you will give advice and guidance to students to assist them with planning experiments and troubleshooting and other members of staff on the use of equipment within the laboratories. You will also assist LCRC academics in the provision of MSc laboratory practical classes.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a technical or scientific education to BSc level or equivalent, with substantial prior work and student supervisory experience and a well-developed understanding of health and safety regulation and procedures.

Expertise in a range of molecular biology and tissue culture techniques is essential and you should also have practical experience in at least one of in vitro genetic manipulation using shRNA and CRIPSR/Cas9, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence analysis or FACS analysis including the preparation and running of samples.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Karen Brown (kb20@leicester.ac.uk), Dr Caroline Cowley (cmc66@leicester.ac.uk) and Steph Moutrey (sal8@leicester.ac.uk). 

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
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We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.
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