Research Technician

Job summary

A research technician post is available within the Lung Immunology Group, Adult Infectious Disease, Department of Infectious Disease. The post is part-funded by an NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC): ITMAT Push for Impact award and will include working on an exciting project studying the impact of antibiotic driven gut microbiota changes on anti-cancer immunity.

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01959
  • Date posted 29 July 2020
  • Closing date 13 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

A research technician post is available within the Lung Immunology Group, Adult Infectious Disease, Department of Infectious Disease. The post is part-funded by an NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC): ITMAT Push for Impact award and will include working on an exciting project studying the impact of antibiotic driven gut microbiota changes on anti-cancer immunity.

Duties and responsibilities

You will provide technical support for the Lung Immunology Group as well as provide full laboratory management assistance to the Head of Group i.e., day-to-day coordination and running of the project including supervisory responsibilities for laboratory staff and students. You will also contribute to the presentation of results to the group, collaborators, and to the research community in general.

Essential requirements


  • BSc / MSc in Immunology, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

  • Knowledge of research methods, data analysis and statistical procedures used in a molecular immunology laboratory including Flow Cytometry, ELISpot, ELISA, real time PCR analysis, and HTA compliant data management.

  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals

  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

Further information

This role is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until 31st March 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 21st August 2020

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof. Rosemary Boyton r.boyton@imperial.ac.uk

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

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.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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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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