Job offer in london Research Technician at University College London



UCL Division of Biosciences

Full Time:

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £23,604 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

This post provides general technical support in the establishment of a new research group focused on studying the relationship between protein homeostasis and ageing in the nematode C. elegans. The role will encompass a variety of responsibilities ranging from assisting with media preparation and lab organisation, to performing basic experimental procedures and recording results. Primarily, the successful applicant will be responsible for preparing various chemical buffers and media (particularly agar plates for nematode culture), and in monitoring and maintaining a large number of C. elegans strains. The individual will assist with washing up and monitoring of glass- and plasticware, assist with the cleaning and maintenance of equipment, particularly incubators and freezers, and be responsible for stock-keeping and ordering of general lab reagents. The individual will also provide some assistance to laboratory staff in experimental work, for example nematode stress resistance and lifespan measurements, aggregate scoring using fluorescent reporter strains, and conducting high-throughput genetic screens.

The post is funded for 5 years (60 months) in the first instance with a start date of 1 May 2017. Appointment will be made at Grade 5 spine point 15 only.

The successful candidate must have a relevant technical/scientific qualification in or good understanding or equivalent experience of relevant subject, previous relevant experience in maintenance of equipment for research area and previous laboratory experience and skills in specific techniques for research area.

The successful candidate must be able to prioritise effectively and possess good time management skills.

The successful candidate, with supervision and guidance, must have the ability to write up results of experiments as well as a meticulous approach to practical work and record keeping and ability to use own initiative whilst recognising when advice and input is needed.        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Dr Johnathan Labbadia by emailing at biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk and stating in the email subject header 1633687 Research Technician Labbadia Team.

For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk and quote the reference 1633687.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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