Job title: Senior/Laboratory Research Scientists
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Full time and part time
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 9869
The Experimental Histopathology team are seeking motivated individuals to join the team and provide comprehensive support to the running of this Science Technology Platform. 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.
Reporting to the Experimental Histopathology Lead, successful candidates will provide advice, training and expertise in a range of techniques to analyse cells and tissues from experimental models and human tissue banks. They will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of seven staff. Time will be spent in the lab, supporting multiple tasks, but will have responsibility for consulting collaboratively and providing histological expertise; sectioning and staining (tinctorial, Immunohistochemical and RNAScope ISH) of a wide variety of experimental tissues, both paraffin, frozen and vibratome plus mouse adult/embryonic dissections.
The post holders will interact closely with a team of six as well as postdocs, students, scientists and technicians across the Crick as well as scientific partners of the Crick.
The post holders will also have duties in general lab organisation/administration. They must be exceptionally well organised, motivated and an excellent team-player.
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.
- If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
- The closing date for applications is 20 February 2019 at 23:30.
- All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.