Research Laboratory Technician (Hendrich Lab)

Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715-£30,942
  • REF: PS25770
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The Wellcome – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications are invited for a Biomedical Research Technician position in the group of Dr Brian Hendrich within the Wellcome ¿ MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Hendrich Lab studies how chromatin remodelling proteins are used by cells to alter gene expression patterns during cell fate decisions. We focus on how chromatin remodellers and extracellular signalling pathways coordinate to alter enhancer chromatin as mouse and human pluripotent stem cells undergo lineage commitment.

The successful candidate will provide support for researchers investigating how chromatin remodellers and extracellular signalling coordinate to control cell fate decisions.

We are seeking a biologist with prior experience of laboratory-based research and expertise in mammalian cell culture. The successful candidate will be expected to support the research team by maintaining mouse and human pluripotent stem cell cultures, providing technical assistance in the research projects and recording data from experiments. As such, the candidate should have good interpersonal skills, be organized and pay attention to detail. Other responsibilities include a wide range of tasks to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory, including ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies, as well as maintaining and updating protocols and reagent databases.

An understanding of the principles of cellular and molecular biology (protein biochemistry, DNA & RNA extraction, quantitative PCR, molecular cloning) or computational experience would be desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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Closing date for applications is 10 March 2021 with interviews date to be confirmed.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Brian Hendrich on bdh24@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PS25770 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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