Research Technician

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Jan 24, 2018
Closes
Feb 14, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for the ideal candiate to create and contribute to the creation of knowledge, by undertaking a specified range of activities within an established research programme and/or specific research project.
T lymphocytes (T cells) are critical players in the immune response against infections or cancers, acting by killing infected or cancerous cells of the body, as well as producing important cytokines (messenger molecules) to co-ordinate the activity of other immune cells.In order to perform this important role, T cells reprogram their metabolism – increasing uptake of nutrients such as sugars and amino acids, which enable them to grow, proliferate and produce cytokines. Dr Dimeloe’s research is focused on understanding the pathways instructing these changes; how T cell metabolism is impacted by diseased environments and importantly if such perturbations can be targeted to restore optimal T cell function and protection from disease.
  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate biological subject is essential
  • GCSE (A*- C) or equivalent in mathematics
  • The post holder is required to have a good understanding of Cell Biology
  • Ability to learn techniques quickly and accurately.
  • Positive service attitude and shows courtesy in dealing with others
  • Ability to organise and manage own work load and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work practices/requirements
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team
  • Knowledge of current relevant H&S policies
  • Proficiency in commonly used software packages
  • Preferable
  • In-depth practical knowledge of technical and scientific methods stated above and Good Laboratory Practice gained through extensive experience and formal qualification
  • Extensive experience of similar laboratory based work

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