Research Technician (Reproductive Biology and Embryology)

United Kingdom
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Part Time - 60% of full time basis

We are looking to recruit a part time Research Technician to provide high quality support to laboratory-based projects funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which has been awarded to Professor Helen Picton within the Division of Reproduction and Early Development in the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine.

The successful candidate will perform reproductive technologies and research involving the culture and microinjection of oocytes, SiRNAi on oocytes, in vitro maturation and fertilisation of oocytes and embryo culture. You will also undertake general tasks related to cell culture, collection and processing of tissue and histological specimens as directed by the principal investigator.

Applicants should hold a postgraduate degree in a subject relevant to biomedical or reproductive sciences which will be supported by laboratory experience and a technical skills base in assisted reproduction technologies, gamete and embryo culture, metabolomics and single cell molecular biology.
The successful candidate must also have the ability to manage time effectively, adhere to deadlines and display effective interpersonal and communication skills as part of a team.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies (  The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Bronze award in 2013.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Professor Helen Picton,  telephone +44 (0)113 343 7817 or email

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Sou Sit Chung,  telephone +44 (0)113 343 9177 or email

Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 1 November 2016 (pm)