Research Technician - Cancer & Stem Cells

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£17,764 to £20,989 per annum
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Technician 

Cancer & Stem Cells
Location:     UK Other
Salary:     £17,764 to £20,989 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Monday 16 July 2018
Reference:     MED187118

This project is funded through a NovoNordisk drug development grant, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark but will be based at the University of Nottingham in the Division of Cancer and Stem Cell Sciences. The host laboratory, Tumour and Vascular Biology laboratories, specialise in cancer, eye and vascular systems.

The post will investigate the therapeutic potential of target a newly identified pathway that is relevant in AMD disease progression.AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the Western world and is caused by blood vessel growth and inflammation into the eye. Evidence suggests that targeting extracellular matrix components to reduce inflammation and blood vessel growth is a promising avenue to generate new treatments.

The research will be composed of in vivo support and in vitro assays. Applicants must have experience cell biological, immunohistochemical and imaging techniques. These include, cell culture, protein and RNA assays, histology and confocal usage. Additionally, some experience working with rodents and tissue handling would be advantageous.

A good educational background, a minimum of two A Levels in relevant subjects or equivalent vocational qualifications (NVQ, City & Guild), plus some experience in a relevant technical/scientific role or considerable work experience in a relevant technical/scientific role.”

The post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 December 2018 and is full-time, however job share arrangements may be considered.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.