The department of Vector Biology has the opportunity for an experienced Technician to join the team to provide technical support to a large team of academic and research staff.

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.

Due to our continued success and growth, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and skilled Research in Medecine Technician to work within a team of multi-disciplinary scientists within the Department of Vector Biology. The appointee will assist with the molecular genotyping of insecticide resistance associated mutations in the malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae, An. coluzzii and An. arabiensis

It is essential that you have a degree in Biological Sciences (or equivalent) and are skilled in basic molecular biology.  You will possess relevant experience of working within a research laboratory developing and following laboratory protocols.  Ideally, you have demonstrable experience in the development or application of DNA diagnostics.  You will assist with the development of a biobank of resistance phenotyped collections of mosquitoes for routine genotyping. You will be experienced in working to strict health and safety regulations and legal requirements.  Experience in providing technical assistance overseas would be advantageous.

With the ability to maintain records data, you will be able to demonstrate effective record keeping, be numerate with a good working knowledge of MS Office packages.  The role will require you to effectively manage your time whilst working to tight deadlines, therefore excellent time management and organisational skills are essential.

As you will be working within a multidisciplinary team of scientists within the UK as well as working with external research collaborators, it is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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.  We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

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