04 May

Research Technician Jobs Vacancy at University College London London

Position
Research Technician
Company
University College London
Location
London ENG
Opening
04 May, 2018 23 days ago

University College London London urgently required following position for Research Technician. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Research Technician Jobs Vacancy at University College London London Jobs Details:

A primary aim for the postholder is to be a shared central figure within a communal environment, currently 6 Principal Investigators, > 20 research students and research fellows. The postholder will be essential for creating and maintaining efficient communal working environment. This included identifying areas of concern and, in communication with the individual PIs, implementation of the up to date laboratory practices and techniques. Research activities of the PIs are diverse, ranging from the work on metabolism in C. elegans (Dr F Cabriero) to protein structure and function (Prof Djordjevic and Prof Flemming, protein crystallography, protein NMR and biophysics), UV-VIS and FTIR spectroscopy investigations (Prof Rich and Dr Marechal), biochemistry of Malaria (Dr Osborne) and origin of life (Prof N. Lane). The postholder will be instrumental for securing health and safety requirements in a multiuser-multi-utility laboratory.

The postholder will be involved in running and maintaining the FTIR Platform set up by Prof Peter Rich. In addition, the postholder is a technical lead for the Divisional Facility for isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and CD spectroscopy with Prof Djordjevic, as Academic Lead. The postholder will maintain these instruments, communicate with the manufacturers, train new users and coordinate scheduling, ordering of the consumables, and charging for the facility use. The postholder would additionally be expected to contribute to assisting the researchers with using other resources and research facilities within the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology.

Key Requirements

The post holder must hold A-Level qualifications in a relevant subjects or have equivalent relevant experience. A Degree in Biochemistry or a related field is desirable.

Candidates must demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. A meticulous approach to practical work and record keeping as well as the ability to write up results of experiments are also essential.

The successful candidate will have previous relevant experience in maintenance of equipment for biochemistry research area. Previous laboratory experience and skills in basic biochemistry techniques such as protein purification, enzyme assays, cell culture, protein assays is essential.


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