Research Technician

Job summary

We are seeking a research technician to work at the Institute of Clinical Sciences (ICS). We are located on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12). You will support the work in the Host-Microbe Co-metabolism Group headed by Dr Filipe Cabreiro. The institute has first-class facilities and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research within...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01935
  • Date posted 21 July 2020
  • Closing date 5 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a research technician to work at the Institute of Clinical Sciences (ICS). We are located on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12). You will support the work in the Host-Microbe Co-metabolism Group headed by Dr Filipe Cabreiro. The institute has first-class facilities and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research within the excellence of Imperial College.

We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist to join a diverse research team that works at the intersection of organismal biology, metabolism, ageing, pharmacology and the Microbiota. Under the direction of Dr Filipe Cabreiro and postdoctoral members of the research team the post-holder will carry out work to support the research programme of the lab, providing a high level of technical expertise and advice. The project uses bacterial libraries and C. elegans mutants and transcriptional reporter lines to study host-microbe interactions. Expertise and hands-on experience in several of these areas is essential.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will be immersed in an integrative research environment with opportunities to work with other scientists from facilities within the institute. The candidate will also be exposed to the other work carried out by other groups within the LMS/ICS via frequent lectures and will gain experience in molecular techniques.

 

Essential requirements

You will have a bachelors degree in a Life Science or Biomedical discipline, or equivalent vocational qualification and or equivalent experience in laboratory management. Proven experience in laboratory based research is also essential.

Further information

The post is full-time and fixed term for 12 months from 01 September 2020.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Filipe Cabreiro at f.cabreiro@lms.mrc.ac.uk.

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.