School of Clinical Medicine Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Summary Applications are invited for a Research Laboratory Technician in the group of Professor Giovanna Mallucci, Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Centre, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. The mission of the UK DRI at the University of Cambridge, is to create a collaborative, inter-disciplinary Centre, combining world-leading expertise unique to Cambridge from chemistry, biophysics and structural biology with internationally leading research in the cell biology of neurodegeneration. The scientific focus of the Centre is on understanding mechanisms involved in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease in order, ultimately, to deliver therapeutic targets with the greatest potential to prevent dementia. We are now looking for an experienced Research Laboratory Technician to join the laboratory of Professor Giovanna Mallucci. The Mallucci lab is renowned for paradigm-shifting insights into fundamental mechanisms in neurodegeneration that provide new targets for treatments of these disorders (eg. Moreno et al; Nature 2012 and Sci Trans Med 2013; Halliday et al; Brain 2015 and Peretti et al; Nature 2015). The role holder will provide support to a senior post-doctoral research associate and the research team to to better understand the molecular mechanisms which drive over-activation of the unfolded protein response in neurodegenerative diseases. The post-holder will provide technical support in many aspects of biochemistry including protein expression, protein purification and cell biology as well as contributing to the day-to-day running of the laboratory. You will be Educated to A level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience. Previous experience of working in a Biomedical/biosciences laboratory and excellent organisational and record keeping skills are essential. Knowledge of basic techniques in cell and molecular biology is desirable although training in all relevant techniques will be provided. You will be a team player and play a key role in supporting group members. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check. For questions relating to the post, please contact Helois Radford-Rose at [email protected] Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online. Closing date: 24th November 2019 Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form. Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager. Please quote reference RR21255 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.