Applications are invited for the position of Research Laboratory Technician to join the group of Professor Magda Zernicka-Goetz. Professor Zernicka-Goetz's group's long term research goal is to understand the development of cell lineages and patterning in the early mammalian embryo.
You will be educated to A' level or NVQ level 3 in a biological or other related subject and/or relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology, including genetics/genomics. You will have a good understanding of molecular biology and excellent general laboratory skills. The candidate should have meticulous documentation and note-keeping skills and be able to manage their time and work effectively. Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team are essential.
The role of the post will be to provide technical support and assistance to Professor Zernicka-Goetz and her research group. The role-holder will prepare and conduct experiments supervised by senior group members. He/She will work to defined protocols, and prepare and collate experimental data and results for subsequent interpretation. This will involve various molecular biology techniques, e.g. plasmid extraction, mRNA preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, cloning techniques, agarose gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reactions. You will also be involved in Mice genotyping and transgenic mice colonies management as well as Mouse embryo collection and culture, fixation and immunostaining.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
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