Research Technician in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Leeds, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 Apr 2017

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Can you perform technically demanding tasks with care and precision to support research projects? Do you have a strong interest in cardiovascular research and a working knowledge of bench work?

You will provide technical support to research work focusing on the biophysical properties, regulation and inter-relationships of Piezo1, a mechanically-activated ion channel, in vascular endothelial cells.

Your focus will be to reliably prepare freshly-isolated endothelial cells on a regular basis. In addition, you will carry out routine molecular and cell biology techniques, creating and expressing mutant piezo1 proteins in cultured mammalian cells. You should be willing to work with murine models and will need experience of dealing with, or the ability to learn, Schedule 1 and other basic murine handling techniques within Home Office guidelines. You will be working in an interdisciplinary cardiovascular research institute with state-of-the-art equipment. The research group is devoted to world-class research in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Jian Shi, University Academic Fellow Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9509 Email: j.shi1@leeds.ac.uk

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Sou Sit Chung, telephone +44 (0)113 343 9177 or email licamm-hr@leeds.ac.uk

Further Information


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Division of Cardiovascular & Diabetes Research
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £21,843 to £25,298 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Two years-external funding)
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 April 2017
Reference:  MHLCM1088
Downloads:  Candidate Brief
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