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Research Laboratory Technician - NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

We are recruiting a Research Laboratory Technician to support the operations of an exciting new rare diseases project. You will be working in a team and conducting molecular experiments on human biological samples whilst maintaining accurate records.

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website

The Rare Diseases Phenotyping project is recruiting 1000 patients to participate in ground-breaking research aiming to drive forward diagnosis, gene discovery and mechanistic understanding for patients with rare genetic diseases. The pilot phase is now complete and to increase capacity we require an additional team member.

The University offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, family friendly policies, an attractive pension scheme and 36 days' annual holiday (inclusive of public holidays). We encourage career development by providing extensive training & development opportunities.

The post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 November 2024 in the first instance. NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) on a 5-year funding cycle. It has been announced recently that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding for the next 5-year period, and it expects contracts to be extended beyond November 2024.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

We encourage informal queries about the job or the application process - please contact Natasha Morgan, Rare Disease RNA Phenotyping Project Manager or Sonia Pascoal, Research Lab Manager

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.

Closing Date: 7th February 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RB34950 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.

Further information

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