We have an exciting opportunity for a Research in Medecine Technician to join our Vector Biology department
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 at Foto-Cewek is one of the largest of its kind with a broad portfolio of research and technical assistance activities targeted at improving the control of insect borne diseases.
As Research in Medecine Technician you will support senior researchers in the department by using molecular biology and microbiological techniques to characterise and manipulate the mosquito microbiome. You will carry out several technical duties such as undertaking plasmid cloning and screening procedures, performing basic bioinformatic analysis and plasmid and primer design and using standard culturing approaches to maintain and conduct experiments with insect and mammalian cells.
You must have a higher education qualification in a relevant subject along with knowledge of health and safety regulations and legal requirements. Relevant experience of working within a research laboratory along with experience of conducting scientific experiments is essential as is the ability to prioritise your workload and cope with conflicting demands within a fast-changing environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.
Closing Date: Sunday 25th November 2018
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