Research in Medecine Technician

The department of Parasitology has an exciting opportunity for Research in Medecine Technician to work alongside a Senior Research in Medecineer on a collaborative project

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

We are looking to appoint a Research in Medecine Technician who will make an effective contribution in delivering the goals and milestones of a KAUST and MRC funded project which will look into the effect of Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes on the host endothelium response.

As Research in Medecine Technician you will provide technical support and conduct research into the effect of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum on human endothelium.  You will carry out experiments using molecular biology and cell biology, including cell culture, and manage datasets.

You will regularly provide updates to the lead PI and Senior Research in Medecine Associate and effectively communicate research findings and progress of the project to research partners in Manchester, Paris and Jeddah.   You will also prepare any research material for shipment to partner institutions.

Assisting with internal quality control initiatives, and take ownership of day to day technical activities as required in accordance with laboratory procedures and protocols.

To be successful in this role you will have a BSc in molecular/cellular biology and proven knowledge of cell biology.  You will have demonstrable experience in molecular analytical techniques (qPCR; Western blots) and will be operating at Postgraduate level in terms of research, including working in a laboratory.

You will have advanced knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation relating to the laboratory environment and management.  Knowledge of malaria biology and training in analysis of data – bioinformatics/statists - would be desirable.

Closing date: 11th March 2018

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

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