Research Technician in Genomics and Molecular Neuropathology x 2 - UK Dementia Research Institute (Imperial)

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Closing Date
11 May 2021
£29,738 to £32,593 per annum
UK Dementia Research Institute, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, White City Campus
This position is offered fixed term until 31 March 2023, with the potential for extension.

Job Details

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date, there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.

The UK DRI at Imperial brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds with fresh perspectives, drawing on the university’s unique strengths, resources and focus on science, engineering, medicine and business. The team recognises that the challenges of dementia demand new concepts, new approaches and a diverse range of new research tools and directions. Their holistic approach views the ageing brain in the context of the ageing body, not in isolation.

We are recruiting up to two research technicians to provide support for an exciting and expanding new portfolio of genomic and molecular neuropathology research within the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial. You will be inquisitive, self-motivated and practical, keen to be part of the larger UK Dementia Research Institute for its ambitions to develop the foundations for better treatments of people with dementias.

This research area is evolving rapidly. You will be a key part of a team working within the College on Imperial’s new White City campus in west London, and with the UK DRI nationally. You will be expected to work with some autonomy after a period of necessary training. Prior experience with general molecular biology and cellular genomics methods, microscopy and human tissue management will be assets. You will be given opportunities to train in new methods and develop new competencies with a wide range of “cutting edge” methods. Imperial and the UK DRI encourage continued professional development and you will be supported to develop skills in emerging methodologies.

Duties and responsibilities

Provide up-to-date technical expertise, advice and support to a very high standard for specialised methods for molecular cell characterisation for brain tissue analysis. Work proactively and methodically, with limited supervision. Maintain meticulous records for both experimental work and tissue storage/ management. Contribute constructively to the laboratory environment through shared administrative and technical support duties and an open, positive attitude.

Person Criteria

A good qualification in relevant laboratory sciences, biology, one of the biomedical or related sciences or equivalent vocational qualification or relevant laboratory-based experience Experience of laboratory-based research, with practical experience in genomics methods and biological tissue management or practical experience with histology methods, collection, preparation, processing and/or storage of archived tissue specimens.

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