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Research Technician

Department of Immunology and Inflammation

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 26th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £33,376 - £37,682
  • REF: MED02235
  • Closes: 25th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

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.

Essential requirements

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.

Further information

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

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Alice Denton a.denton@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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