Research Technician

Bristol, United Kingdom
£21,236 - £23,754 per annum
26 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £21,236 - £23,754 per annum
Closing date for applications 05-Nov-2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and hard-working individual to help support the laboratory processing of samples collected in clinical trials and other research studies run by the Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre.

Our team studies the carriage and transmission of bacteria and viruses inhabiting the upper respiratory tract of children and young adults, and the effects of vaccines on these, with a particular focus on meningococcus and pneumococcus. We use a combination of microbiological (culture) and molecular (polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) methods to detect and quantify these and other bacteria and viruses in throat swabs, nasal swabs and/or saliva samples.

You will have previous experience working or studying in a biological laboratory environment and experience of molecular biology techniques, such as nucleic acid extraction and PCR assays.

For informal enquiries please contact Ms Begonia Morales-Aza (Laboratory Research Manager);; 0117 3312401 or Dr Jenny Oliver (Clinical Research Manager);; 0117 3420160.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th November 2019.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.