Research Technician

University of Leeds

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Overview of the Role

Can you provide technical support to research projects into reproductive biology and pregnancy complications? Do you have a strong interest in pregnancy and placental function?

This is an exciting opportunity in the Women’s Health Research Group for you to support our programme of research identifying the mechanisms responsible for poor placental function, premature birth and neonatal brain injury for one of our funders (Cerebra). Additionally, you will contribute to the team’s work into reproductive pathology, which focuses on the development of novel strategies for prevention, early detection and management of prematurity.

You will have laboratory experience with a BSc degree in a relevant biomedical field (or equivalent qualification/experience) and a keen interest in biomedical research. Willingness to work with human and/or animal tissue of reproductive origin is essential as well as having wet laboratory experience (e.g. molecular biology, immunoassay, immunohistochemistry). You will also be confident in using software packages for data/image analysis. A confident and sensitive approach in consenting patients is also required.

You will be encouraged to develop your initiative and independence and will be given opportunities for career development. This post is based within the School of Medicine in the new Institute of Medical Research at St James’s. The post is located in the Wellcome Trust Brenner building at St. James’s University Hospital.

To explore the post further please contact:

Nic Orsi, Industrial Clinical Scientist in Histopathology

Email: [email protected]  

Additional Information
Working at Leeds 

We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page. 

Our University  

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.  Within the Faculty of Medicine & Health we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

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Criminal Records

A criminal record check is not required for this position. However, all applicants will be required to declare if they have any ‘unspent’ criminal offences, including those pending.

Any offer of appointment will be in accordance with our Criminal Records policy. You can find out more about required checks and declarations in our Criminal Records information page.

Location:  Leeds – St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)
Section:  Division of Pathology & Data Analytics
Category:  Technical Support
Grade 5

£25,742 to £29,605
per annum
Working Time:  Full-time
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Available until 30 June 2024 due to external grant income)
Release Date:  Friday 08 September 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 22 September 2023
Reference:  MHLMR1139
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