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Grade 5: Salary in range £28,759 - £33,966 per annum

We are recruiting a Laboratory Technician to join our research team in the Target Discovery Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine. With our unique expertise in chemical biology and genomic technology, the Song research group have developed cutting-edge technologies in epigenetics and epitranscriptomics to elucidate biological functions and develop clinical applications.
In this role, you will participate in a research programme led by Dr. Chunxiao Song to provide technical support to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories.
You will be responsible for managing a scientific process and maintaining quality control. You will be tasked with processing samples, monitoring results to spot discrepancies and proposing refinements and re-running experiments where necessary. You will also be maintaining equipment, including washing, sterilisation and disposal, performing quality checks and contributing to the general cleanliness and upkeep of the laboratory space. Finally, you will be responsible for keeping up to date with and advising on matters relating to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Health and Safety, COSHH sheets and other regulations relevant to the post.
It is essential that you are educated to A-level or equivalent qualification in science. You will be highly organised, have excellent attention to detail, and the ability to handle precious clinical samples, such as human blood. You will also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to present data in written and verbal forms. Additionally, you will have the ability to maintain accurate records, organise reagents and manage time as well as the ability to organise your own work load and take initiative as appropriate.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 2 years and is funded by Ludwig. Only applications received before 12 midday on 22 April 2024 will be considered. Please quote 171662 on all correspondence.