UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Research Technician

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£25,217 to £30,046 Per annum
Posted
Apr 14, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 27, 2021
Ref
1361321CM
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £25,217 to £30,046 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 24 months)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 27 April 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1361321CM

A Research Technician position is available in the Centre for Cancer Immunology at Southampton General Hospital.  This is a newly constructed, dedicated research building that is the result of a significant fund-raising campaign. It builds on a 40 year history of pioneering immunology and cancer research at Southampton, and represents the first dedicated cancer immunology centre in the UK. The activities in this centre span from pioneering discovery science to applied research and preclinical modelling and, crucially, onto first-in-human clinical trials and beyond.  The centre houses world-class research facilities, including state-of-the-art scientific laboratories and a clinical trials unit.

The positions are associated with the laboratory of Professors Ward and Ober who have recently relocated their research group from the USA to Southampton. Their interdisciplinary research program is dedicated to the development of novel antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and autoimmunity. This research has led to several therapeutics that are currently in advanced clinical trials or approved for clinical use. The group also develops advanced microscopy techniques for the evaluation of novel therapeutics in cellular environments. Their research is supported by major grants from the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and support from collaborating biopharma companies.

The appointee will be highly motivated and excited by the challenges involved in supporting a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of researchers. The appointee’s role will be to provide support with the day-to-day running of the laboratory by providing technical support for the experimental work of post-doctoral fellows, research scientists and graduate students, combined with the ordering and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and supplies. The position holder will be expected to be familiar with biosafety and other regulatory processes and follow these procedures as necessary.  

While direct experience of the role described in the job description is not a prerequisite, scientific knowledge in a biological field equivalent to B.Sc. level is desirable. The role requires the ability to plan and organise your workload, work well under pressure and communicate effectively and professionally with other laboratory members.

The post-holders will possess relevant academic qualifications and work experience as well as good IT skills.  

The position is full time for 24 months. Availability of funds for a period beyond the two year timeframe is anticipated.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor E. Sally Ward (e.s.ward@soton.ac.uk) or Professor Raimund J. Ober (r.ober@soton.ac.uk)

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1361321CM on all correspondence. 

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages. 

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