Research Technician - UK Dementia Research Institute

Job summary

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap. We are a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02906
  • Date posted 5 April 2022
  • Closing date 3 May 2022

Job description

Job summary

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.

We are a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, with laboratory-based research groups located at Imperial College London, University College London, the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Edinburgh University, and King’s College London.

For more information about the UK DRI at Imperial, please visit: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/dementia-research-institute

Duties and responsibilities

We have an exciting role for an experienced technician to provide technical support and management on projects utilising induced human pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to characterise circadian function in healthy subjects and Alzheimer’s disease patients within the Brancaccio Laboratory, part of the UK DRI Centre at Imperial.

Technicians in the UK DRI at Imperial enjoy excellent career development opportunities including the opportunity participate in the Technicians’ Network at Imperial and more widely with technologists across the UK DRI.

You will gain or extend experience in stem cell models and ensure the efficient day to day operations of the iPSC facilities.

Essential requirements

To be successful in this role, you will have a good qualification in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology or a relevant laboratory, biomedical or related science or equivalent vocational qualification. Experience of laboratory based neuroscience research is also essential.

You will have the ability to work as part of a team and good interpersonal and organisational skills. 

Further information

The role is full time and fixed term until 23 March 2023, with potential for extension up to a further five years.  

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Marco Brancaccio - m.brancaccio@imperial.ac.uk for an informal discussion about the project and the role.  

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.

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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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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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