Research Technician in Skeletal Biology

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory at Imperial College London. You will act as a study technician for the research projects, reporting to Professors Williams and Bassett. You will be based at the Hammersmith Hospital site. The UK group, led by Professors Duncan Bassett and Graham Williams at Imperial College London, are studying the role of thyroid hormone in the skeleton using...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01289
  • Date posted 6 June 2019
  • Closing date 23 June 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory at Imperial College London.

You will act as a study technician for the research projects, reporting to Professors Williams and Bassett. You will be based at the Hammersmith Hospital site. The UK group, led by Professors Duncan Bassett and Graham Williams at Imperial College London, are studying the role of thyroid hormone in the skeleton using cell-specific manipulation of thyroid hormone availability in osteoblasts or articular chondrocytes in conjunction with established provocation models of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Duties and responsibilities

You will manage mouse colonies and main detailed up-to-date records. You will perform provocation surgery, prepare tissue samples and undertake skeletal phenotype analysis. You will also perform primary cell culture experiments to investigate molecular mechanisms and signalling pathways. You will also contribute to the administration and management of the laboratory.

Essential requirements

You should be educated to A level grades and have at least 2 appropriate scientific subjects. A BSc (2.1 minimum) or equivalent in appropriate biological sciences discipline is desirable.  Work experience, preferably in a relevant technical/scientific role or the equivalent work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role, is required. You should be motivated, well organised and able to work effectively as part of a team.

Further information

This role is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2020.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Should you have any queries please contact: Kim Cyrus (k.cyrus@imperial.ac.uk)

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

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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.

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