Research in Medecine Technician

The Department of Parasitology is recruiting a Research in Medecine Technician to join the 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 Parasitology is recruiting a Research in Medecine Technician to work on projects to develop novel molecular and serological diagnostics for antimicrobial resistance and arboviral infections. The Research in Medecine Technician will manage different research projects involving diagnostic development, research activities and data management. You will also prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact journals. Additionally, the post holder will also maintain thorough laboratory records, experimental results, laboratory equipment, stock control and order laboratory supplies for the diagnostics unit. You will also manage other technical staff within the group, support student BSc/MSc projects and visiting academics. 

To be successful as a Research in Medecine Technician, you must hold a MSc in biological or life sciences with knowledge of molecular and serological methods, antimicrobial resistance and drug susceptibility testing. You must be trained in working with live viruses in CL3 laboratories and bring previous experience in design, optimisation and evaluation of molecular assays including qPCR, RT-qPCR, as well as recombinant protein expression, cloning, subcloning, western blots and FPLC. 

With excellent interpersonal, planning, organisational and administrative skills, you will possess demonstrable experience in achieving agreed objectives, writing reports and communicating milestone achievement with partners, in addition to working independently and running concurrent projects with minimal supervision. 

Closing Date: 30th September 2018 

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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.  For further information, please visit:  

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