Research Technician in Neuroscience
Location: Southampton General Hospital
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date: Friday 21 October 2016
Interview Date: See advert
Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join Professor V. Hugh Perry's laboratory to provide effective and efficient technical support for a project studying the role of inflammation in chronic neurodegenerative disease using animal models that mimic different aspects of Alzheimer’s.
You will have previous work experience in a technical support role, and a background with a biomedicine laboratory profile. Previous work experience with histology, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology and microscopy techniques would be advantageous.
This post offers an opportunity to gain experience of diverse techniques working in a research team within an exciting multi-disciplinary research environment.
This project is part of a major new strategic award by the Wellcome Trust for investigation of the neuroimmunology of mood disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. This is a research programme with total funding of approximately £5.7M, designed to translate the new inter-disciplinary science of neuroimmunology to therapeutic applications in psychiatry and neurology. The research programme will entail the coordination of a network of UK academic centres (University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, King’s College London, University of Southampton, University of Glasgow, Cardiff University and Brighton and Sussex Medical School) and two major pharmaceutical companies (Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D; and H. Lundbeck A/S). The scientific scope of the research will include clinical biomarker studies, therapeutic trials of new drugs in patients with depression and Alzheimer’s disease, and animal experiments, and is intended to develop new treatment approaches for these conditions.
The position is available for a period of 10 months. Interviews are likely to be held in November.
Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted.
At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.
The University of Southampton and the Centre for Biological Sciences both hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Biological Sciences is able to provide flexible working opportunities in a part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.
The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.
You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 784316BJ on all correspondence.