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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are looking for a part-time (5o%) Research laboratory technician to join the group of Professor Allan Herbison at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The Herbison group uses molecular, cellular and systems levels approaches to understand the neural networks that control puberty and fertility in male and female mice.

The successful applicant will primarily be involved in assisting with research projects. Specific duties will include:

  • Handling of mice including in vivo tail-tip bleeding procedures.
  • Assisting with mouse surgery
  • Assisting with genotyping and animal management
  • Assisting with analysis of blood samples for hormones using ELISA.

You should be educated to A' level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience in biomedical or biological sciences along with experience of working in a multidisciplinary laboratory. Experience of working with mice is highly desirable as is holding a current Home Office personal licence (PIL category A,B,C). Applicants should also be able to demonstrate familiarity with laboratory health and safety issues, accurate record keeping, good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads. Some flexibility in work schedule is required for the different research projects.

We are seeking a candidate who is proactive, with good communication skills, and able to work well within a team.

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.

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Informal enquiries can be addressed to Allan Herbison at:

Please quote reference PM24079 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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