Research Technician in Developmental Neuroscience

London, United Kingdom
£33,615 - £37,411 (Grade 4)
13 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £33,615 - £37,411 (Grade 4)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 07-Jul-2019


The School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is one of the largest Schools within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and is committed to excellence in research and teaching; and offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students.  

Applications are now sought for a full-time Research Technician in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology, to work in Professor David Clayton’s group in SBCS. The successful candidate will work on a BBSRC funded project entitled “Developmental reprogramming following prenatal acoustic signals.”

The post holder will:

  • Provide technical and research support in the area of molecular biology and histology
  • Provide technical and research support in monitoring of early development in the zebra finch, an avian model organism
  • Provide support to staff and students in the general housekeeping of the research laboratory.
  • Support staff with particular non-scientific tasks, including ordering of materials, stock-taking of reagents, organising sample shipping, archiving samples, updating and maintaining documents relating to health and safety in Prof Clayton’s laboratory.

The prospective technician should have specific knowledge and experience of general molecular biology techniques, such as RNA/DNA purification and PCR.  Experience with basic techniques used for histology (cryostat sectioning, tissue staining, in situ hybridization) is desirable. Experience monitoring the breeding and welfare of experimental animals is desirable. The post holder will work closely with the PI, researchers and postgraduate students in the Clayton group, designing and running scientific experiments independently, as well as interpreting results and outcomes.

The post is full-time for a period of 18 months. The salary will be £33,615 - £37,411

per annum and inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquires please contact Prof David Clayton via email at d.clayton@qmul.ac.uk

For further information about the Clayton lab and the School, please visit the School’s website on: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click on the link below.

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for completed applications is 7 July 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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