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Chief Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a full time Chief Research Laboratory Technician to join the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

We are interested in examining the links between mitochondrial dysfunction and atherosclerosis, and aim to identify novel mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets in vascular disease. The successful applicant will provide a wide range of technical assistance to assist our laboratory research. A variety of cell and molecular biological techniques will be required including isolation of primary cells, QPCR, western blotting, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence.

Experience in assessment of mitochondrial function (including oxygen consumption, glycolysis and ATP levels), confocal microscopy and in vivo models would be an advantage. You will also assist in the general running of the laboratory and liaising with other team members.

The ideal candidate will have a BSc in Biological Sciences (or equivalent) and possess strong practical experience in cellular/molecular biology. Applicants who hold a HND, or who are qualified by experience, will also be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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.

Closing Date - 25th February 2019

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC18058 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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