The Department of Vector Biology is recruiting a Research in Medecine Technician to provide technical assistance.
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 is recruiting a Research in Medecine Technician to provide technical assistance in insecticide quantification, metabolism assays and diagnosing insecticide resistance. You will be responsible for preparing, developing and validating HPLC and other methods for insecticide analysis, and developing these into SOPs. You will also be setting-up and performing biochemical assays, maintaining adequate laboratory records and providing initial analysis of data for funders and external collaborators.
To be successful as a Research in Medecine Technician, you must possess knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation and procedures. Holding a higher education qualification in Chemical/Biological Science and having knowledge of analytical techniques to measure drug/ insecticide/ chemical compounds, will be advantageous. Demonstrable experience of working with HPLC in a research laboratory, maintaining laboratory data, record keeping as well as working to targets is essential. Excellent planning, organisational and administrative skills along with the ability to collate data and accurately conduct basic data analysis, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail and learning new research techniques is critical to the post. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to foster collaborative and professional relationships with internal and external partners in a multicultural environment.
Closing Date: 19th August 2018
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