MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS)

Research Technician

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

London, United Kingdom

Research Technician
Cellular Identity and Metabolism
Fixed-term, 2 years
£28,434 – £35,144 pa inclusive
London, UK

A 2-year position is available at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) and Imperial College London to work in the Cellular Identity and Metabolism Group headed by Dr. Mathieu Latreille (www.lms.mrc.ac.uk/research-group/cellular-identity-metabolism/). The group’s research is aimed at understanding molecular mechanisms regulating endocrine cell fate decisions in the pancreas in diabetes. The proposed research project objective is to understand the basis underlying regeneration of insulin-producing beta-cells with the aim to develop novel therapeutic strategies to improve pancreatic function in diabetes.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and organised technician with a background in molecular and cellular biology and the study of metabolic diseases. You will be involved with projects that broadly focus on mechanisms maintaining the differentiation state of beta cells using in vivo and in vitro model systems. Your goal is to produce original research contributions for the core program of the Group with a view to publishing data in highly-cited scientific journals through making impactful discoveries that are biologically insightful and also useful.

The post comes with funding for computing, consumables, training courses and travel. This post is only open to UK/EU residents, as MRC cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System

The London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is an institute funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and is a division of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the LMS has first class facilities and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research within the established clinical base of Imperial College. For more information, visit https://lms.mrc.ac.uk/.

Informal enquiries should be sent to m.latreille@lms.mrc.ac.uk.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1218 and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1083.

Closing date for all completed applications is 12 June 2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: LMS 1083

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