Job offer in england Research Technician at University of Southampton

Faculty of Medicine – Histochemistry Research Unit

You are invited to apply for the post of Research Technician to work in the Histochemistry Research Unit (HRU) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, based at Southampton General Hospital.

The HRU ( is a core facility providing histopathology support for research being undertaken in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton and wider biomedical science community. This is a busy Unit with over 60 users, including postdoctoral research fellows, clinicians, postgraduate and undergraduate students. We offer a range of histopathology services including basic histology, immunohistochemistry, light microscopy, image analysis, and laser microdissection.

This full-time research technician post, to join the HRU team of four staff, is for two years fixed-term in the first instance. We have recently expanded our laser microdissection capability with a Zeiss MircoBeam LMD system and you would take responsibility for running these laser microdissection systems, developing methodologies for their use, and supporting the development of tissue based mass spectrometry. You will also contribute to the core support services of the HRU. You should have a skill level equivalent to HNC, A Level, or NVQ3 in biological or biomedical sciences, experience of using laser microdissection in life sciences, knowledge of histology and histological techniques, and a practical aptitude for technical matters. You should also have excellent communication and organisational skills. Knowledge of tissue based mass spectrometry would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged, please contact Dr Susan Wilson ( or Jon Ward (

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 860517FC 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 aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.