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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the groups of Professor Abigail Fowden (see, and Dr Andrew Murray ( Collectively, their research focuses on mitochondrial function during development and ageing, and how conditions during early life programme development and increase susceptibility to adult-onset degenerative diseases. He/she will provide mainly molecular biology support and well as some assistance with animal work, to ensure that the objectives of the research project are achieved. Techniques required include Western blotting, PCR, RIA and ELISA, preparation and assistance with simple procedures such as dissections, high-resolution respirometry, and preparation and processing of frozen and fixed tissues.

You should have an HNC or equivalent in biochemistry or a biology-related subject, experience of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity, excellent organisation and communication skills, good IT skills and be able to multi-task whilst working methodically and precisely. You should also be able to work independently.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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.

Please complete the online application as fully as possible.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 30 November, 2017.

Please quote reference PM13702 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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