Laboratory and Phenotyping Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Harwell, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2021

We are seeking an enthusiastic Laboratory and Phenotyping Technician to provide a cross team service in the clinical pathology lab at our Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire.

Do you have:

  • A levels or equivalent in Biological or Biomedical Sciences
  • General laboratory experience
  • Experience handling blood samples and running semi-automated analysers
  • Knowledge and an interest in biological sciences

About us

The Mary Lyon Centre is the national facility for mouse genetics!

Our activities focus on applying mouse genetics, transgenesis and phenotypic screening to investigate mammalian gene function at a systems level. We are working with new genome editing technologies, which are allowing us to introduce genetic variants, especially those seen in human patients, as well as generating new mouse strains for preclinical and discovery research. We are also involved with the development and application of a number of new automated phenotyping tests, including those involving video and auditory analysis. We are the central hub for the soon to be launched National Network for Mouse Genetics! Take a look here: ( ).

Main duties include:

  • Care and operation of all equipment including Beckman Coulter AU680, Advia2120, FLUOstar Optima plate reader and RAPID Lab 348EX blood gas analyser.
  • Processing of samples for analysis.
  • Carry out in-vivo phenotyping assays such as blood sampling, recording metabolic activity and body composition measurements in mice.
  • Work under the Animals (Scientific Procedure) Act 1986 to ensure high standards of animal care and welfare whilst carrying out scientific procedures.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

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Closing Date: 21st April 2021

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