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Research Technician

Department of Infectious Disease

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £33,376 - £37,682
  • REF: MED02268
  • Closes: 28th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Technician to work at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology & Infection (CMBI) within the Section of Molecular Microbiology based at the Flowers Building, South Kensington campus of Imperial College London.

This Research Technician role offers an exciting opportunity to support research projects based at the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection. The post will be within the Laboratory of Dr Aran Singanayagam and will facilitate innovative research on mechanisms of impaired anti-microbial immunity in chronic lung disease. The post is supported by an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship Award.

Duties and responsibilities

The position will involve laboratory-based research using cutting-edge immunological and molecular microbiological techniquesin human and animal diseasemodelsto gain functional understanding of roles played by the recently discovered respiratory tract microbiome. Work will focus onhow commensals within the microbiota regulate immune homeostasis in health and how perturbations that occur in chronic lung diseases lead to immune dysregulation and impaired protection against pathogens.

Essential requirements

You will join an exciting multidisciplinary group with expertise in immunology and molecular microbiology. You will be encouraged to develop your own research project in addition to their standard duties. You will be required to work both individually and as a team and may be required to teach more junior members of the laboratory. You will have a good grade and relevant BSc / BA degree in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or other appropriate discipline. Research experience in microbiology and in particular experience working with patient samples, in immunology or microbiology, is essential.

Further information

This role is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until 30 September 2021.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Aran Singanayagam – a.singanayagam@imperial.ac.uk

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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