Research Technician, Faculty of Medicine & Health

Leeds, United Kingdom
£23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
25 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Can you provide technical support to research projects into reproductive biology and pregnancy complications? Do you have a strong interest in pregnancy and placental function?

This is an exciting opportunity in the Women’s Health Research Group for you to support our programme of research, identifying the mechanisms responsible for poor placental function, premature birth and neonatal brain injury for one of our funders (Cerebra). Additionally, you will contribute to the team’s work into reproductive pathology, which focuses on the development of novel strategies for prevention, early detection and management.

You will have substantial laboratory experience with a BSc degree in a relevant biomedical field (or equivalent qualification) and a keen interest in biomedical research. Working with human and/or animal tissue of reproductive origin is essential as well as having experience in protein analysis (e.g. multiplex immunoassay, immunohistochemistry, ELISA). You will also have experience of using and coding in software packages for image analysis. A confident and sensitive approach in patient consenting is also required.

You will be encouraged to develop your initiative and independence and will be given opportunities for career development. The post is based in Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s University Hospital in the Wellcome Trust Brenner building.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Nic Orsi, Clinical Lecturer in Histopathology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8625 (University) or +44 (0)113 206 8727 (NHS), Email:


Dr Michele Cummings, Research Fellow


Further Information                                                                                                                                               

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold Award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:     Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:     Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)
Section:     Pathology & Data Analytics
Category:     Technical Support
Grade:     Grade 5
Salary:     £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Working Time:     full-time
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (available until 31 December 2023 - external funding)
Release Date:     Friday 21 February 2020
Closing Date:     Sunday 08 March 2020
Interview Date:     Thursday 19 March 2020
Reference:     MHLMR1013
Downloads:     Candidate Brief