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Senior Research Technician (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a research technician to support the work of Prof Randall Johnson's Group in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a successful team with world-class expertise in the physiology of hypoxic response. The post is funded by Apollo Therapeutics, a unique collaboration between three global pharmaceutical companies (GSK, J&J and AZ) and the technology transfer offices of Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Cambridge

The Johnson lab research is focused on how the body responds to hypoxia, or low levels of tissue oxygen. This is relevant to a number of diseases, including cancer, and the laboratory is interested in hypoxic response in disease as well as in normal physiology. We have investigated how T cells and macrophages utilize hypoxic response to allow immune response. We are actively investigating this in terms of models of infection, inflammation, and immunological response to cancer; and we are also asking how myeloid/lymphoid interactions are affected by the response to oxygenation.

The successful applicant will have a pivotal role in assisting in diverse immunology projects which use a variety of techniques: - Advanced flow cytometry. - Immune cell assays. - Viral transduction

Applicants should have expertise in routine molecular biology techniques, including quantitative PCR and Western Blotting, and in primary cell culture. Training will be provided where necessary.

You should have an HNC or equivalent in a biology-related subject, experience of most of the techniques outlined above, good communication and IT skills, and have the ability to work independently and interact well in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team environment. Previous experience in CAR-T research is desirable. For more information about the research group, including our most recent publications, please see our website at:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2017 in the first instance but there may be an expectation that the tenure will be extended so that the post runs for 12 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application deadline is midnight on 28 March 2017.

Please quote reference PM11637 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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