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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Laboratory Technician to support the laboratory of Professor Dino Giussani. The role holder will play a crucial part in providing technical support to a large and productive research group, as well as working interactively with collaborators and others in the theme grouping.

This role will provide support for research projects investigating physiological outcomes in living animals and in isolated tissues. Further details of the research, can be found at

The successful candidate will assist with the setting up of equipment and the conducting of experiments, providing instruction to students where necessary. They will support the administration of the laboratory, including the maintenance and replenishment of stock, housekeeping and cleanliness, adherence to health and safety procedures and the disposal and record keeping of waste.

You will be educated to A-level, NVQ level 3 or have an equivalent level of practical experience. The role holder will have experience of scientific research working with large animals and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of principles and processes related to the role of a laboratory technician. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and good communication skills.

Further details of the role and person specification can be found in the further particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2025 in the first instance.

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On the online form, in the suitability for the role section, you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contact details for two professional referees should be provided; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Closing date: 31 March 2023.

Please quote reference PM35105 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 Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy.

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

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