Research Technician - Dementia Research Institute

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Closing Date
25 Nov 2021
£23,487 - £27,116
University of Edinburgh
Fixed Term to March 2023 (Full time, 35 hrs per week)

We are looking for a Research Technician that will contribute to two collaborative projects with Profs Chandran, Priller and Carragher by generating and maintaining iPSC derived monocytes/macrophages and microglia, neural and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells from iPSCs for neurodegenerative research and drug screening. The post holder will become part of a core team within the Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Edinburgh.

The technician will assist with established SOPs and perform rigorous characterisation of generated cells using various molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Training will be provided, as necessary. Post holder will work within 5-member stem cell technical team headed by Dr Karen Burr and guided by Post-doctoral researchers on a day-to-day basis

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • B.Sc, in Biology/Biomedical Science
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in cell culture
  • Knowledge/experience of stem cells / h-iPSC
  • DNA/RNA isolation
  • Immunofluorescence.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

It is hoped that interviews will be held at end November but this is to be confirmed

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.