Research Technician

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Amar Annamalai
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Research Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Location:
City Of London

Salary:
£29,350 to £33,410 Per annum

Hours:
Full Time

Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
30th January 2015

Closes:
19th February 2015

Job Ref:
HM2015021


Section of Microbiology


Division of Infectious Diseases


Full-time, fixed-term for two years


South Kensington Campus

We are seeking a Research Technician to work in the Section of Microbiology within the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust to understand the function c-di-AMP and other signalling nucleotides in the Gram-positive bacterial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus.

You will work under the supervision of Dr Angelika Gründling. Dr Gründling’s group is focused on bacterial pathogenesis, nucleotide signalling pathways and cell wall envelop assembly in Gram-positive bacteria, and is based in the Centre for Molecular Bacterial Infection (CMBI) with state-of-the-art facilities for molecular and cellular analysis. You will perform a laboratory-based research project and as part of this project you will work with Escherichia coli as well as the bacterial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus or other Gram-positive pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes. You will also provide technical expertise and advice to the group and share responsibility for ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies.

You will have a BSc in Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a closely related discipline or equivalent vocational qualification and / or equivalent experience in laboratory management.

You will have proven experience in laboratory work and work with bacteria and protein expression and purification techniques including FPLC.  Previous experience in Microbiology and Molecular Biology/cloning techniques and SDS-PAGE, Western blotting is essential.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2015021. Please also ensure you include a copy of your CV with your application.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email n.hannan@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Closing Date: 19 February 2015 (Midnight GMT)

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