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...
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- Reference MED02200
- Date posted 16 March 2021
- Closing date 18 April 2021
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
- 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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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