Division Technician

Department of Surgery & Cancer

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £33,376 - £37,682
  • REF: MED02230
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London is seeking to appoint an experienced Technician to provide laboratory management and general research support.

Duties and responsibilities

Your key duties will include:

  • General laboratory management, including ordering of consumables, equipment maintenance, liaising with engineers and estates, liquid nitrogen, responding to -80 freezer alarms and defrosting, lab coat laundry, adherence to Good Laboratory Practice, induction training, basic lab training, writing and review of Risk Assessments and SOPs
  • Train staff / students in a number of routine laboratory tasks, including tissue culture, RNA extraction, flow cytometry and immunochemistry. Perform quantitative PCR analysis in collaboration with individual researchers.
  • Contribute to the development of study design, protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Work closely with the Laboratory Manager and Research Group Leaders to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory.

Essential requirements

You must hold a bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related field, or an equivalent vocational qualification and/or equivalent experience in a relevant technical or scientific role. You must have experience in laboratory-based research and experience in laboratory management.

Further information

This post is offered on a full time, open ended basis.

For informal inquiries or questions about the role, please contact Steff Klier at s.klier@ic.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.

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.

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

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