This is an exciting opportunity to join the research group of Professor Cathy Shanahan at King’s College London (Denmark Hill). The post is for up to 3 years and wresearch into the mechanisms of vascular smooth muscle (VSMC) dysfunction in ageing and disease.
The post holder should have a solid knowledge of and practical experience of managing mouse colonies, performing regulated procedures on animals and standarbiological techniques and good basic computer skills. Experience with animal surgery and cardiac phenotyping would be advantageous.
The role will be central to the day to day running of laboratories, supporting research projects and performing experiments under the guide of academics with divvascular biology. The applicant will also be involved in wider initiatives of the Department and its involvement within the School, e.g. improving sustainability, providstudent experience.
The post involves a wide variety of duties centred on delivery of laboratory support to the Department including preparation of reagents, ordering and monitoringconsumables, and participation in operational rotas as required (e.g. liquid nitrogen replenishment, gas cylinders and waste disposal). The post holder will be expesenior technical offi cer with general laboratory operations to maintain a clean and safe environment and support for laboratory equipment and assessment and pinstrumentation. The post holder will support the running of vascular calcifi cation research by organising collections of human samples.
In delivering research support, the post holder will have the opportunity to gain experience in new techniques and be involved in multiple research projects. This wand performing experiments, generating, and analysing data with high standards of scientifi c conduct, and presenting fi ndings to internal research meetings. The passist with development of experimental procedures, training of students in common laboratory methods and any other duties that may be required which are conand grade of the post.
This post will be off ered on an fi xed-term contract
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
• Provide in depth knowledge of technical and scientifi c practices, methods and procedures gained through experience and/or formal qualifi cation.
• Be responsible for the delivery of day-to-day management of a range of technical services, ensuring the effi cient use of resources.
• Engage in Continuing Professional Development and training initiatives, in line with the Technician Commitment.
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• Manage the installation, maintenance and security of equipment, systems and software with control over service budgets, stocks, equipment and supplies
• Manage own workload, pattern of work and resources based on an agreed work plan. Be responsive to changing priorities to maximise the effi ciency of the tecprovided.
• Use a systematic and timely approach to solve problems that have a moderate impact on the service of potentially up to a year making decisions independentlyguidelines.
• Use well-developed analytical skills to identify trends and patterns, using appropriate techniques and procedures to inform decisions.
• Actively engage in King’s Technical Network to share best practice. Forge relationships with colleagues in the School
• Forge relationships with colleagues in the university, to build relationships, disseminate and get information, coordinate, and deliver the service.
• Provide advice, guidance and where appropriate, training.
• Communicate complex information in a clear and precise way, both orally and in writing.
• Adapt local procedures to improve the service to meet the needs of the users.
• Demonstrate leadership and innovation in the implementation of environmentally sustainable practices, recording progress through the King’s sustainability audgood practice. Nurture and encourage sustainable practices and leadership within your team and networks.
• Be responsible for the compliance with relevant regulations governing the service, completing risk assessments to inform actions and ensure a safe and enviroworkplace.
• Report accidents/ incidents and participate in accident investigations where appropriate.
• Facilitate an inclusive culture and ethos working with academic, research and other professional services staff and colleagues external to King’s.
• Participate in cross-School/ Faculty/ university projects and initiatives for up to 10% FTE.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expscope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. Minimum level 4 qualifi cation, e.g., higher apprenticeship, HNC or other Level 4 award, plus work experience in relevant technical/scientifi c posts OR Consideraskills gained through work experience in relevant technical or scientifi c posts.
2. Evidence of an active commitment to career development including professional registration, such as RSci, or working towards CSci and clear progression in ijobs.
3. Extensive technical experience and knowledge of a range of scientifi c procedures and the underpinning scientifi c theory applicable to the work area and their
4. Clear spoken and written communication skills, with profi cient computer use and strong interpersonal and infl uencing/behavioural skills.
5. Proactive and responsive to contacts in immediate area, across the wider organisation and externally (e.g., suppliers) to build relationships and networks.
6. Solutions-focused self-starter, with excellent planning and analytical skills, able to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
7. Good working knowledge of regulations and best practice governing area of work, including Health & Safety and environmental sustainability.
8. Knowledge of environmental impacts of laboratory work and an interest in reducing the negative impacts.
9. Hold a personal license under the Animals (Scientifi c Procedures) Act 1986.
10. Knowledge of breeding techniques, anaesthesia, euthanasia, removal of body fl uids, etc. and working in a biological services unit.
1. Experience of supervising/advising junior team members, giving feedback on performance levels and training/coaching where necessary.
2. A commitment to an excellent student and/or research experience, and a concern for staff and student wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addpotential bias.
3. Experience of animal surgery and cardiac phenotyping.
This post is subject to Occupational Health clearance.