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 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.
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26 Feb 2021
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