Laboratory Technician

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
13 Jun 2021
£29,152 - £34,153 per annum
6 months

Job Details

2 technical positions have become available at the Neonatology department at the Institute of Women’s Health. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside a world class research group in neonatal encephalopathy and gain skills and techniques in neuroscience. The Institute for Women’s Health is an exciting and dynamic multidisciplinary teaching and research environment focusing on enhancing the health and quality of life of women and babies around the world.

This is a 6 months position (in the first instance) funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other Charity funding. The post holder will provide full technical, administrative and data collection support to a multidisciplinary team engaged in world leading translational pre-clinical research that aims to protect the brain in new born babies deprived of oxygen. Specifically, the project involves the pre-clinical development of novel neuro-protective strategies in a model of neonatal encephalopathy.

Person Criteria

We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals with keen eye for detail and a methodical approach to support a busy neuroprotective lab based at the Institute of Neurology. Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible attitude to shift work and unsocial hours (i.e. 8pm to 8am)are essential as well as the ability to work unsupervised on occasion.

Previous experience in pre-clinical in-vivo techniques or possession of Home Office personal licence would be advantageous but are not essential as training will be given where required. For the right candidate there will be an opportunity to gain new skills in aseptic techniques, surgical skills and models of diseases etc. Applicants should hold a BSc in a relevant biological discipline or higher.

How to Apply

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Christina Ahlfors at