Research Technician

Job summary

The Lloyd Lab is recruiting for a Research Technician to support investigation of neuro-immune-stromal interactions in asthma. This post has been created as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling. This grant will combine well established mouse models developed in...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02200
  • Date posted 16 March 2021
  • Closing date 18 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Lloyd Lab is recruiting for a Research Technician to support investigation of neuro-immune-stromal interactions in asthma.

This post has been created as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling.

This grant will combine well established mouse models developed in the lab together with machine learning tools and imaging techniques to understand the mechanisms underlying tissue remodelling versus repair during severe asthma.

The post holder will provide a range of technical support to our research programme. This will involve a variety of in vivo and in vitro techniques to evaluate the cells and molecules involved in the development of airway remodelling, as well as in vivo measurement of airway function. As such we are seeking an individual with at least two years laboratory-based research experience.

Under the overall direction and supervision of the line manager the post holder will gain experience and apply and extend his/her knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques. The post holder will also be expected to undertake general laboratory duties (https://lloydlab.co.uk).

Duties and responsibilities


  • Be responsible for immunisations, genotyping transgenic colonies, measurement of lung function, sampling of the airways, tissue preparation and RNA and DNA preparation.

  • Conduct cytokine assays, histological analysis, immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridisation, flow cytometry, in vitro culture of leukocytes and lung structural cells

  • Assist other members of the lab with their in vivo experiments

  • General laboratory administrative duties including ordering when needed

Essential requirements


  • BSc in basic biological sciences or equivalent vocational qualification

  • Have at least 2 year’s experience in laboratory-based research

  • Work independently and be competent in general lab techniques, including Flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA, Cell culture, IHC/IF, WB,DNA extraction, genotyping, bioinformatics, data analysis

  • Home Office Personal Licence

  • Practical experience with in vivo mouse models

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term contract for 2 years based in the South Kensington Campus, London.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Laura Yates, Research Manager Lloyd Lab -  l.yates@imperial.ac.uk

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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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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