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Lab Manager/ Research Technician

UCL - Biosciences

Location: London
Salary: £34,605 to £39,980
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2024
Closes: 23rd May 2024
Job Ref: B02-06812

About us

Biosciences is one of the world’s foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences and one of the largest Divisions within UCL, undertaking a significant amount of research and teaching. The Division has a diverse portfolio addressing all areas of biology from protein interactions to cell function, organism development, genetics, population studies and the environment. Computational modelling approaches are frequently used alongside experimental research programmes and much of our research crosses traditional boundaries, including the relationship of biodiversity to the health of the planet. Activity is underpinned by high calibre science technology platforms and state of the art equipment. Educational activity includes a range of undergraduate programmes, an expanding number of Masters Programmes and a substantial number of postgraduate research students.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the labs of Dr Tom Wills and Professor Francesca Cacucci, who study the role of the hippocampus in memory and spatial cognition.

The groups have a particular interest in the post-natal development of neural networks for space and memory, investigating questions such as the relative roles of ‘innate’ and experiential factors in development, and links between behavioural and neural circuit development.

About the role

The main purpose of this position is to provide technical and administrative support for research teams who are investigating the neural mechanisms underlying navigation and memory, with a specific focus on the post-natal emergence of memory.

Key responsibilities include managing communal lab facilities, ordering supplies, maintaining all relevant scientific and financial records, ensuring compliance with research-related legislation and assisting with financial and HR-related administration.

The post-holder will also assist with experiments and the management of research projects, in collaboration with senior researchers within the group.

This role is an open-ended contract with a funding end date of 31/08/2026 in the first instance.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Professional Services Staff. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/conditions-service-research-teaching-and-professional-services-staff for more information.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Dr Tom Wills, .

If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or have any queries about the application process, please contact Biosciences staffing at .

About you

You will support research teams in the delivery of research funded by the Wellcome Trust and European Research Council. You will have the ability to ability to work effectively as part of a team, and have good time management and ability to prioritise tasks effectively. You will also have excellent attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task administrative and research duties.

You must have a relevant qualification (B.Sc or equivalent degree in in a relevant subject area such as psychology or neuroscience), understanding of neuroscience and experience of working in a laboratory environment in a relevant field.

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