- Job Title
- Laboratory Technician
- Post Number
- Closing Date
- 1 Sep 2022
- Starting Salary
- £26,600 - £32,800
- Hours per week
- Project Title
- How a complex angiogenic network is governed to deliver vascular development and health
- Months Duration
Main Purpose of the Job
To assist with health monitoring and genotyping of genetically modified mouse models that will be employed under a BHF grant.
Liaise with group leader and other members of the Robinson Lab, plus staff in DMU, and staff at QIB.
Main Activities & Responsibilities
- Health Monitoring and genotyping of mouse colonies
- Assist with the set up of in vivo experiments
- Assist with analysis and presentation of data
- Help with general maintenance and organisation of the laboratory
- Presentation of data to members of the group and Institute
- As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role
Education & Qualifications
- Studying for BSc or equivalent in a scientific subject
Specialist Knowledge & Skills
- General understanding of mammalian genetics
- General cell biology laboratory skills
- Knowledge in Protein extraction and Western blotting
- Able to understand and conform to standard operating protocols in a laboratory setting
- Knowledge and understanding of PCR-based genotyping
- Accurate record keeping
- Previous experience of working in a laboratory
- Experience in training others
- Experience in Cell biology
- Nucleic acid extraction and PCR analyses
- Protein extraction and Western blotting
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Ability to follow instructions/Standard Operating Procedures
- Flexible and responsive approach to tasks
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, using initiative and applying problem solving skills
- Ability to prioritise in order to meet the needs of the group
- Well organised with attention to detail and accuracy
- Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team
- Attention to detail
- Promotes equality and values diversity
- Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Institute, ensuring it is a great place to work
- Able to present a positive image of self and the Institute, promoting both the international reputation and public engagement aims of the Institute
- Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required
Who We Are
Quadram Institute Bioscience
The Quadram Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.
We are engaged in fundamental and translational food and health research, alongside clinical studies, endoscopy and industry, working together to become a leading international hub for food and health research, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering impacts on patient care and accelerating innovation.
The Quadram Institute is a diverse and multicultural scientific community. We thrive on our international and European links, appointing staff from across the world. Any candidate who would like further information on current or anticipated immigration requirements can contact the HR Team on +44 (0)1603 450888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gut Microbes and Health
Living in Norfolk
Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician to join the Laboratory of Stephen Robinson in the Gut Microbes and Health programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.
Dr Stephen Robinson’s group are interested in understanding how microbiota-host interactions regulate vascular systems across our entire lives, including during early development, adult homeostasis, normal and dysfunctional ageing and in pathological states (e.g. cancers and tissue injuries). Our ultimate goal is to guide the use and design of microbiota-based therapies in order to maintain life-long vascular health.
The Laboratory Technician will join a project focused on understanding how specific endothelial cell receptors mediate these processes. They will carry out health monitoring and genotyping of mouse colonies.
In this role, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the management of large, complex mouse colonies. As well as developing a basic understanding of in vivo experimental setup, data analyses and presentation.
The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate will be studying for a BSc or equivalent in a scientific subject with previous experience of working in a laboratory. They will have knowledge and an understanding of mammalian genetics and cell biology methodologies including nucleic acid and protein extraction and further analysis by PCR. The post holder will have excellent record keeping and time management skills.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £26,600 to £32,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a part-time post for a contract of 12 months.
This role does not meet the full salary requirements set by UKVI to allow for visa sponsorship. However, some individuals may still be eligible for visa sponsorship depending on their personal circumstances. If you require visa sponsorship, please click here to find out if you qualify before applying. Please note, the occupation code for this role is 2112, which is on the shortage occupation list.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.
As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.
About the Quadram Institute:
The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park. This is one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).
The closing date for applications will be 1st September 2022
The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer