Opening For Senior Research Laboratory Technician : Cambridge

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Senior Research Laboratory Technician : Cambridge

Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Salary: £20,972 – £24,289 per annum
 
Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals for a Technician position based at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research in Prof Ken Smith’s laboratory. The Smith Laboratory is focussed on understanding autoimmune disease and applying this knowledge to the clinical setting. We do this through the study of fundamental immunological mechanisms, particularly of B cell biology, enhanced by our exploitation of genetic and genomic data from well-characterised patient cohorts. This combined approach using human and animal data and state-of-the-art bioinformatic methodology, allows us to explore immunological mechanisms of relevance to human disease, and to translate our results into applications of direct benefit to patients. Example publications Lee et al Cell 155:57-69,2013; Lyons et al New Engl J Med 367:214-223,2012; Espeli et al J Exp Med 209:2307-2319,2012; Linterman et al Nature Med 17:975-982,2011; McKinney et al Nature Med 16:586-591,2010.
 
This post will support the day to day running of the laboratory. Duties will include cell separations from blood samples, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis for transcriptome analyses, PCR and genotyping using a number of methods. Additional duties will include maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment, and preparing laboratory reagents. You will be educated to at least HNC level and have previous laboratory experience. Strong organizational and record-keeping skills are essential.
 
Funding is available until 30 April 2019 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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