Research Technician

Job Details
Closing Date: 2020-03-08
Institution: Imperial College London
Term: until 31st March 2021
Keyword Names: Technician/Technical, Infectious Disease, Academic/Research
Salary: £32,850 – £37,089
Line 1: Imperial College London
City: London
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Research Technician

Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London, UK

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Infectious Disease for a Research Technician to support clinical research in the field of blood borne viral infections, particularly human retroviruses. Imperial College’s Section of Virology hosts clinical research in Retrovirology, and other blood borne viruses and serves the NHS by responding to new diagnostic needs and bringing translational research rapidly into care. You will provide novel diagnostics assays for clinical use and join an experienced team conducting high profile clinical research and using state of the art technologies to improve diagnosis.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for carrying out the day-to-day technical aspects of the work of the unit. These duties include both bench work and record keeping, and all duties are required to be carried out accurately, promptly and with full regard to safe working practice in order to provide the highest possible quality of service to users and colleagues. You will also be encouraged to participate in research and development either within the unit to develop and validate new and improved methodologies or within the research department by agreement with the Section head.

Essential requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Biology or Virology or equivalent degree or vocational qualification is essential for this role. You should have practical experience with handling of clinical samples and be familiar with the biology of human retroviruses. An understanding of the principles of serological, molecular and immune phenotyping diagnostics is highly desirable and your practical experience with the following techniques: Nested PCR; Real-time PCR; Enzyme linked immunoassays; Flow cytometry will make you a great candidate for this role.

Further information

  • The post can be part time (minimum 0.6 FTE over 5 days) or full time and is fixed term until 31st March 2021 in the first instance.
  • Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Graham Taylor at