Laboratory Research Scientist

Laboratory Research Scientist

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Fixed-term, (2 years, Full time
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 9145


The purpose of this post is to provide comprehensive support of the operation of the Francis Crick Institute Experimental Histopathology Science Technology Platform (STP). The post responsibilities include shared responsibility for the smooth running and efficient operation of the EHP STP via the implementation of in house-established Histology-based techniques and workflows, operation of instruments, general laboratory organisation and interaction with other members of the STP and the Crick.

Project scope

The post-holder will work in the Experimental Histopathology STP, providing advice, training and expertise in a range of techniques to analyse cells and tissues from experimental models and human tissue banks. The post-holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of six staff. Their time will be spent in the lab, where they will support multiple tasks, but will have responsibility for histological sectioning and staining (tinctorial and Immunohistochemical) of a wide variety of experimental tissues, both paraffin, frozen and vibratome. The post holder will report directly to the head of the laboratory, Emma Nye, and will interact closely with 5 other Laboratory research plus post-docs, students, and scientists and technicians in other labs at the Crick as well as scientific partners of the Crick.
The post holder will also have duties in general lab organisation/administration. They must be exceptionally well organised, motivated and an excellent team-player.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

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  • The closing date for applications is 21 November 2018 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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Quote Reference: 9145