|Salary:||£25,742 to £29,605|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
Applications are invited for the post of Research Laboratory Technician (Grade 4) to support the laboratory of Professor Steve Charnock-Jones and Dr Hong Wa Yung in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology within the School of Clinical Medicine.
We are interested in understanding mechanisms behind maternal adaptation to pregnancy and defective placental function. You will be working on our recently awarded MRC grant focusing on roles of placental stress and it's effect on maternal physiology and whether alleviation of the stress can restore normal maternal physiological changes using mouse models.
The successful candidate will carry out tissue collection and storage and molecular, biochemical and histological analyses of mouse placental and maternal tissue samples. You will assist with management of animal colonies (including genotyping) and physiological testing (such as insulin and glucose tolerance). You will also support the general work of the laboratory and have some responsibility for maintenance, replenishment of stock, housekeeping and laboratory cleanliness.
You will be educated to A-level, NVQ level 3 or have an equivalent level of practical experience. The role holder will have experience of scientific research working with small animals and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of principles and processes related to such work. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, good organisation and communication skills.
Further details of the role and person specification can be found in the further particulars.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance but with the possibility of extension. Applications should be submitted online via the University of Cambridge jobs page www.jobs.cam.ac.uk by clicking "Apply online" in the job advert. You will need an email address to register for our online system.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Dr. Hong Wa Yung: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact ClusterHR@medschl.cam.ac.uk
The closing date for applications is: 22nd October 2023
The interview date for the role is: TBC
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/43036.
Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.
Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference RI38577 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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