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Departmental Senior Technician

UCL - Faculty of Life Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 18th June 2024
Job Ref: B02-07064

About us

The Faculty of Life Sciences is an exciting and dynamic environment driving forward ambitious and challenging plans for future development. We are committed to enhancing research and teaching in relation to major global challenges, including climate change, sustainability, technological change and the data revolution and inequality. Ranked No. 1 in London and No.8 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021) the Faculty offers an outstanding and diverse portfolio of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in biological and biomedical sciences, pharmacy, pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences, neuroscience and machine learning.

The Research Department of Pharmacology was founded in 1926 and developed a strong neuroscience core in the 1970s. This has since further widened in scope to include other biological systems and disease indications such as inflammatory and vascular diseases, obesity and clinical pharmacology. Research being conducted is diverse, ranging from; (i) fundamental discovery work in how the brain develops and functions, (2) cell and molecular biology techniques to further our understanding of various conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, a range of paediatric neurometabolic diseases, nerve injury, (iii) translational research in gene therapy and tissue engineering and (iv) in silico and pharmacokinetic studies to develop drug dosing in patients. Staff are involved in curriculum development and teaching across all four years of the MPharm programme and the MSc in Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The department also host extensive research pr ogrammes involving many PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Further information about the School can be found on the website at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pharmacy

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Technician at the UCL School of Pharmacy, based within the Research Department of Pharmacology. The role holder will provide a high level of technical support across teaching and research activities within the Department and Division and particularly in our growing Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (ATMPs) programmes.

The role holder will work directly with PIs and researchers to ensure they are making best use of facilities and will be a key collaborator in delivering research results.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the departmental tissue culture facilities including a specialist iPSC culture room. They will train of new users and order consumables.

During Term 1 and Term 2 the post holder, alongside other members of the teaching technical team, will assist with the delivery of practical classes for the MPharm and the Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutics MSc courses. This will include preparation of reagents and equipment, assistance during the classes, and clearing the labs ready for the next class.

About you

They should also have experience in cell culture techniques and of working in a university teaching laboratory.

A knowledge of Health and Safety associated to these tasks and experience of designing, interpreting and analysing results is also required

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits Click here to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

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