Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join the Division of the IRDB, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, based at St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.
Your role will involve the provision of technical support and assistance to the recurrent miscarriage clinical service at St Mary’s Hospital. The clinic has generated a unique tissue archive which underpins current research programmes.
Duties and responsibilities
You will play a key role in the ongoing collection, preparation and cataloguing of samples and their subsequent analysis in a variety of exciting research projects with other members of the multidisciplinary recurrent miscarriage team.
You should demonstate how you meet the essential criteria of the post. In particular, you should have attained an MSc or equivalent in a related discipline and have experience of working in a clinical or laboratory based environment. Knowledge of data protection and experience of processing samples are essential.
You should be a motivated, well organised individual with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will be required to provide database and research support to the Women’s Health Research Centre based at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital (East Acton).
This post is full time for a fixed term of 12 months in the first instance, with the potential for renewal. This role is available immediately.
As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.
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