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Research Technician

Division of Medicine

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 05th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £25,025 - £28,428 per annum
  • REF: 1874517
  • Closes: 26th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A Research Technician is required to assist the small highly specialised team within the Jack ONeil Laboratory of Amyloidosis Research and Diagnosis. The post holder will use a wide range of techniques in order to investigate amyloid histopathology, immunohistochemistry and genes associated with hereditary amyloidosis and systemic autoinflammatory diseases. They will be expected to support senior staff and work in other laboratory sections including the specimen reception. Main responsibilities: booking in, processing, storage and retrieval of specimen within the laboratory; monitoring and recording the stock control, temperatures and calibration of equipment. Adhere to SOP and protocols that are in place, participate in the audit and keep up to date training record. Maintain proper health and safety standards at all times.

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Key skills requirements include: degree in a biomedical science or equivalent subject; previous experience of working in a diagnostic environment with histopathological / molecular biology techniques; ability to work under pressure; managing a variety of tasks and problem solving; using own initiative, well organised, proactive and responsible; precision and excellent attention to detail; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle patients and their relatives with tact and sensitivity.

Further Details

A job description can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Ashutosh Wechalekar (a.wechalekar@ucl.ac.uk)

For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Kinga Podolak (k.podolak@ucl.ac.uk).

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

26 Feb 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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