Research Technician

London, United Kingdom
£29,995 - £34,220 (Grade 3)
17 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Centre for Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £29,995 - £34,220 (Grade 3)
Location: Charterhouse Square
Closing date: 23-Nov-2019


William Harvey Research Institute
Centre for Endocrinology
Role: Research Technician

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Technician post within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Bart’s and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The position is within the Centre of Endocrinology, which brings together a group of leading clinical and non-clinical scientists researching the clinical, genetic, cellular and molecular basis of endocrine diseases. The Centre is based within the Charterhouse Square Campus of QMUL in the heart of City of London. 

The successful candidate will join the group of Professor Márta Korbonits at the Centre for Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme investigating molecular mechanism related to familial endocrine diseases, in particular diseases of the pituitary gland. Professor Korbonits’ research focuses on pituitary tumorigenesis and the genetic aspects of endocrine tumours. For more information on Professor Korbonits’ research see

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biological or related science at minimum and have significant laboratory bench skills in molecular and cell biology techniques. Applicants should have strong professional ethics, analytical skills, commitment, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate effective and efficient multi-tasking and maintain accurate and up to date records. In addition, the applicants should have high level of proficiency with computer software related to laboratory research, data presentation and statistical evaluation, as well as the ability to organise a varied workload between research, supervision and administration. Ability to communicate well, understand the research process and work within a team are also essential. Experience in tissue sample preparation, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, cell culture techniques and experience working with animals will be advantageous.

The post is full time for 12 months with possibility to extend. Starting salary will be in the range (£29,995 -£34,220, depending on experience) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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.

Details about the William Harvey Research Institute can be found at:

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Marta Korbonits (020 7882 6238, 

To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit  and search for reference QMUL20357

The closing date for applications is 23rd Nov 2019. Interviews are expected to take place in December 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.

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