Salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.
Applications are invited for a part-time Research Technician position, reporting to Professor Deborah Goberdhan, also working alongside Dr Elizabeth Bird-Liebermanns group on an exciting Cancer Research UK-funded research project developing a non-invasive means of screening those at risk of developing oesophageal cancer. This project focusses on colorectal cancer and a type of cellular communication involving small vesicles, known as exosomes, which can contribute to the development of cancer. Dr Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman is a clinician and endoscopist who will be able to direct the work towards clinical outcomes with meaningful patient benefits.
The postholder will assist the postdoctoral research scientist with a range of tasks that will contribute to the success of the project, such as cell line maintenance, large-scale experiments, preparation of solutions and ordering reagents, as well as general organisational and maintenance tasks. They will also work and communicate with other members of the group.
You will provide essential support for the project by ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the laboratory. You will be responsible for managing cell culture work and maintaining quality control. You will maintain databases, run reports, interpret results, write up experimental results and write and review basic operating procedures. You will be required to liaise with providers and assist in arranging service contracts. You will be required to keep up to date with and advise on matters relating to Good Laboratory Practice
You will be educated to at least A-level or equivalent qualification in science. You must be familiar with good laboratory practices and safety requirements, have experience is working with hazardous chemicals with a strong attention to detail. You will have a knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs and the ability to write up experimental results. You will also have excellent ability to organise your own workload and take initiative as appropriate.
The post will be based in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Le Gros Clark Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX.
The post is fixed-term and for 1 year, starting no later than 1 November 2019.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 May 2019. Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 10 June 2019.