Research Technician in Skeletal Biology
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
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.
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.
This role is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2020.
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