Animal Research Laboratory Technician (Cambridge)

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Closing Date
24 Nov 2019
£23,067-£26,715 per annum
UK DRI at Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
3 years

About the role

Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap. Research from UK DRI at The University of Cambridge focuses on the mechanistic processes involved in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease to identify therapeutic targets with the greatest potential to prevent dementia. These processes include the spreading of misfolded tau protein, the cold shock protein response in the repair of synapses and autophagy as a protective cellular response, all of which are relevant to several different types of dementia. We are now looking for an experienced Animal Research Laboratory Technician to join the group of Professor Giovanna Mallucci and provide support to the teams in vivo research projects.

The Mallucci lab is renowned for paradigm-shifting insights into fundamental mechanisms in neurodegeneration that provide new targets for treatments of these disorders. The role holder will deliver direct support to the Mallucci group's research by aiding the management and running of the groups animal colonies and in vivo studies including performing daily clinical observations and providing technical assistance with both regulated and non-regulated experimental protocols. The role holder will work in close collaboration with the group's Senior Research Technician and researchers.

The post will also support basic laboratory administration and ensure accurate records are kept and appropriate regulations and relevant codes of practice are followed. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

Person criteria

You will be Educated to A level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience in in-vivo research. Previous experience of working in a biomedical/biosciences laboratory and in animal colony management and conducting regulated and non-regulated procedures is essential. Experience of surgery will also be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to hold or be ready to apply for a Home Office personal license with Home Office modules A - C. You should have excellent organisational and record-keeping skills and will be a team player and play a key role in supporting group members.

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