Job title: Laboratory Research Scientist (Maternity Cover)
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Fixed-term, (12 months)
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 9665
We are seeking a motivated and collaborative Laboratory Research Scientist in the area of retroviral immunology to cover a period of maternity leave up to 12 months. The Kassiotis lab seeks to understand the interaction between endogenous and exogenous retroviruses with the immune system of the murine and human host, with particular emphasis given on adaptive immunity to retroviral antigens in infection, autoimmunity and cancer.
The successful candidate will be experienced in providing support to a research lab and carry out scientific research projects under supervision. The successful candidate will become an integral member of the laboratory providing support to multiple projects, relating to immune response to retroviral infections.
Reporting to Dr George Kassiotis, the post-holder will interact closely with a team of seven postdoctoral researchers and three students in the lab. In addition, the post-holder will interact with other scientists, technicians and operations staff across the institute as well as other local and off-site services. Details of research projects currently being undertaken can be seen at: https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/labs/george-kassiotis
Laboratory Research Scientists are expected to work collaboratively and ability to work as part of a team is essential. Some of the specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting in current projects within the lab by performing techniques such as molecular biology and DNA handling techniques, advanced immunological techniques (e.g. running flow cytometers), advanced cell culture techniques
• Assisting with mouse colony management databases
• Maintaining general laboratory supplies for example ordering, making up media and preparing reagents.
• Assisting in specific scientific projects and protocols
• Being aware of resource constraints and act to achieve value for money
• Ensuring that own scientific work is carried out accurately and efficiently
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 26 March 2019 at 23:30.
• All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.