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Centre for Trophoblast Research


Research Laboratory Technician (Trainee Technician, Fixed Term)

Closing date: 29 March 2024

Salary range: £22,681-£23,144

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.

The ideal candidate 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. They 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 will support the research of Professor Magda Zernicka-Goetz's group. There are 10 group members excluding Professor Zernicka-Goetz, all of whom are research staff. The post will provide basic laboratory support, molecular biology techniques, genotyping of mice, laboratory housekeeping, looking after simple laboratory equipment, passing on knowledge to graduate students. There will also be some administrative tasks including making travel arrangements for the Principal Investigator.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2024.

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