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
2 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 Research Laboratory Technician to join the laboratory of Professor Giovanna Mallucci. The Mallucci lab is renowned for paradigm-shifting insights into fundamental mechanisms in neurodegeneration that provide new targets for treatments of these disorders (eg. Moreno et al; Nature 2012 and Sci Trans Med 2013; Halliday et al; Brain 2015 and Peretti et al; Nature 2015). The role holder will provide support to a senior post-doctoral research associate and the research team to better understand the molecular mechanisms which drive over-activation of the unfolded protein response in neurodegenerative diseases. The post-holder will provide technical support in many aspects of biochemistry including protein expression, protein purification and cell biology as well as contributing to the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

Person criteria

You will be Educated to A level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience. Previous experience of working in a Biomedical/biosciences laboratory and excellent organisational and record-keeping skills are essential. Knowledge of basic techniques in cell and molecular biology is desirable although training in all relevant techniques will be provided. You will be a team player and play a key role in supporting group members.

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