The Department of Vector Biology is recruiting a Research in Medecine Technician to work as part of a dedicated research team.
Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global 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.
The Department of Vector Biology has a vacancy for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work as part of a dedicated research team, derived from new contracts from IVCC. As Research in Medecine Technician, you will use DNA cloning, molecular characterisation and screening to generate new transgenic mosquitoes. Performing accurate crossing and fluorescent selection experiments to generate suitable mosquito genetic backgrounds, you will require a good understanding of the genetics of crossing experiments and fluorescent microscopy screening.
You will be educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) in a science based subject, or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in a similar environment. With evident knowledge of advances in technical developments in transgenesis and strong ability to rapidly learn specific practical techniques, you will have demonstrable experience of working within a research laboratory and a good understanding of basic laboratory procedures. It is absolutely essential that you have experience of establishing and maintaining colonies of transgenic mosquitos, sexing mosquitos, setting up crosses and fluorescent screening of progeny. it is also essential that you have experience in performing insecticide bioassays on mosquitoes and recording results accurately. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is the ability to prioritise your own workload to meet set deadlines. As a member of the Vector Biology Department, the post holder will ensure the highest standards of record keeping, maintenance and general health and safety are maintained at all times.
Closing Date: Monday 30th July 2018
Interviews are likely to take place as early as a possible within a fortnight of the closing date.
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