Molecular and Cell Biology Research Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£21,135 to £24,871
Oct 20, 2021
End of advertisement period
Nov 16, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Clinical Neurosciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £21,135 to £24,871
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 November 2021
Interview Date:   Friday 26 November 2021
Reference:  1559321FC

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to join the Vision Sciences Research Group in the School of Clinical and Experimental Sciences. This exciting charity-funded post aims to support the following ongoing projects in our University laboratories based at University Hospital Southampton (formerly Southampton General Hospital):

  • Industry-funded proof of concept study to assess the efficacy of a gene therapy product in a laser-induced choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) mouse model
  • Charity-funded clinical trials involving analysis of human DNA, serum and/or plasma samples
  • Charity-funded human donor eye biobank (Southampton Eye Biobank)

The post-holder will be part of an interdisciplinary team of research technicians and senior academics in Vision Sciences. The post-holder will gain skills in molecular and cell biology by working on experiments involving animal models as well as those involving human blood and eye tissue. The post-holder’s responsibilities will involve assisting with experiments involving live mice, ocular cell and tissue isolation (murine & human) - leading to biochemical assays, histology, immunohistochemistry, microscopy and imaging. There will also be responsibility for DNA/serum/plasma extraction from human blood samples for several ongoing patient cohort studies as well as occasional human tissue processing for Southampton Eye Biobank. 

Practical laboratory skills are essential for this role, preferably with prior experience of working in a biomedical laboratory. A current Home Office Personal Licence (PIL) would be an advantage. The post-holder will also contribute to the day-to-day running of the laboratory by carrying out activities such as ordering, preparing/updating risk assessments and standard operating procedures, and training students and new research staff, as required.

The position is full-time and fixed for one year in the first instance. Informal inquiries should be directed to Ms Angela Cree ( 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1559321FC on all correspondence.