Research Technician, Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology

London, United Kingdom
£27,251 - £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 3)
05 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £27,251 - £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 3)
Location: Charterhouse Square
Closing date: 04-Sep-2019


We seek a Research Technician to join a 60-strong research team of scientists, clinicians and clinical trial staff dedicated to Inflammation and Rheumatology Research at the Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR) led by Professor Costantino Pitzalis. EMR opened in May 2007 and the Centre is focused on the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to inflammatory and degenerative arthropathies, particularly rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The Centre offers refurbished laboratories, cutting edge facilities and is located in the heart of the City of London in close proximity to the Barbican Arts and Music Centre.  

Candidates should have a BSc or BS Degree and the main duties of the position will include:

  1. Collection, processing, storage & databasing of human synovial tissue samples & biospecimens.
  2. To assist in the execution of quality assurance assessments/audits, collect & analyse data. 
  3. Histological/Immunohistochemical characterisation & imaging of synovial tissues.
  4. Extraction of nucleic acid (RNA & DNA) from synovial tissues and blood specimens.
  5. Assistance with routine gene expression profiling, collect & analyse data.
  6. Providing support to collaborative projects
  7. Providing support for the lb-side management of academic/clinical/collaborative studies

Candidates should also have computer literacy, including word processing, Excel and literature searches, good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interact positively with project co-workers to establish a daily work routine.

The candidate will be primarily based at the WHRI Charterhouse Square, although the post holder may be required to move to another of the School’s sites should the need arise. The post holder may also be required to carry out duties on other College/Hospital sites.

The post is full time and on a fixed term 12-month contract. The starting salary will be in the range of £27,251 - £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and family friendly working.

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.

Informal enquiries about this post are welcome and can be made to Dr Becki Hands (r.e.hands@qmul.ac.uk) or 020 7882 8194.

Details about the William Harvey Research Institute, can be found on www.whri.qmul.ac.uk  

Application enquiries should be directed to Charterhouse Square Recruitment at csq-recruit@qmul.ac.uk  

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies  and search for reference QMUL19612.

The closing date for the applications is on 04/09/2019.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.