Research Technician

Imperial College London

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Job summary

We are looking for a Research Technician to join the Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Lung Infection group at the National Heart & Lung Institute. Our team comprises basic scientists, clinical fellows and allied health professionals working as part of the Strategic Research Centre for Pseudomonas infection.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for curating an expanding repository of clinical bacterial strains and providing samples to researchers and collaborators as required. You will collect and process samples from clinics, keeping a record of human samples and tissue tracking in adherence to to the human tissue act. You will support the group in ordering consumables and ensuring equipment is maintained. You will provide core laboratory support to a number of projects seeking to improve the detection of this bacterium, studying interactions between Pa and viruses/ fungi and the implications of these infections on epithelial host response and inflammation.

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or qualification in Microbiology or related discipline
  • an interest in cystic fibrosis lung infection
  • excellent basic bacterial culture skills
  • excellent communicator prepared to work closely with colleagues from a number of different disciplines

Further information

The is a full time and fixed term post for one year in the first instance.  You will be based at the Royal Brompton Campus.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Jane Davies – [email protected]

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