Research Technician

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Laboratory Technician to work in the Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care, at Imperial College London. You will work under the supervision of Dr Robert Dickinson located at the South Kensington Campus.

The position is funded by the Gas Safety Trust on a project to investigate the effects on the brain of exposure to carbon monoxide in an animal model of CO exposure (such as may occur due to faulty heating/cooking appliances).

Duties and responsibilities

The postholder will fulfil an important role within the group, collecting, processing and analysing in vivo biological samples. They will be involved in performing laboratory techniques to prepare and analyse histological samples, and in the day-to-day smooth running and maintenance of the laboratory,

The postholder will undertake: the collection, preparation, processing and storage of brain and other tissue specimens; immuno-histochemical preparation of samples collected from such studies; confocal-microscopy and analysis of histological specimens.

Essential requirements

Bachelor Degree in a biological science or related field, or equivalent vocational qualification and / or equivalent experience in laboratory environment.  Previous laboratory experience, especially in histology techniques is essential. Experience of tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry and fluorescence-imaging techniques is essential. Excellent communication and organisational skills are necessary, in addition to strong inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting.

Further information

This is a part-time and fixed term post for 12 months. Part-time hours include either working 21 hours a week (0.6 FTE) or 28 hours a week (0.8 FTE). You will be based at the South Kensington Campus.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.Find out more about animal research at Imperial .


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