We are seeking a skilled and motivated Research Technician to join our team in the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases at Imperial College London. You will work in the research group of Dr Alice Denton, a Lecturer in Immunology and Inflammation, whose research focusses on stromal-immune cell interactions in the regulation of adaptive immunity.
This post will support the group developing an exciting research programme, investigating the fundamental cellular interactions that underpin vaccine responses and how these are impaired in ageing. We have a particular focus on stromal-immune cell interactions, and use variety of approaches, including flow cytometry, multi-parameter imaging, primary cell culture, RNA sequencing and in vivo models, to investigate how stromal cells interact with immune cells, and how these processes are altered in vaccination. The work is supported by finding from the Medical Research Council.
Duties and responsibilities
This role requires broad knowledge of immunology. You will perform wet-lab work, working both as part of a team and independently, performing PCR, imaging, flow cytometry, ELISA and cell culture. You will be required to communicate effectively with the lab team and the wider research community, including other researchers with the Centre for Inflammatory Disease.
You should hold a BSc in immunology, or a related area, or extensive laboratory experience. Ideally, you will have experience of research, in a technical or scientific role and practical experience of cell culture, PCR, cell culture, flow cytometry and/or microscopy would be highly desirable.
You will be joining a collaborative research environment, and so will need good interpersonal and communication skills.
The position is available on a full time, fixed term basis for two years in the first instance, with the opportunity for extension.
We expect interviews to take place on 24 th February 2021
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