Laboratory Technician in DIL

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 with a discretionary range to £33,199 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician to join the JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL) at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.

The DIL aims to treat and prevent the causes of the common autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes (T1D), in which 50% of cases are diagnosed under age 18 years and consequently run the highest risk of serious complications. This unmet clinical need requires an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease.

As a member of the DIL you will have responsibility for the provision of technical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories, to support specific research projects and the Sample Processing Team.

You will have at least A-levels or equivalent qualification in science, together with some relevant experience of working in laboratory environment, including hazardous chemicals. The ability to manage your own workload and administrative activities is essential. You will have strong attention to detail required to organise samples and keep meticulous records of sample locations. It is also essential that you have the ability to troubleshoot experiments and write up results. You will have a good knowledge of health and safety regulations in a laboratory environment and experience with LIMs. Your IT skills will include MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint programmes.

The post is available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance and funded by the JDRF.

We are willing to consider applications from those wishing to work part-time, at no less than 0.6 FTE. If you wish to be considered for part-time work, please indicate this clearly in your application.

For informal inquiries please contact Dr Olga Platonova, Research Programme Administrator (

Please quote reference 140914 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 17 June 2019 can be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140914