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Research Technician - QMUL17018

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £27,251 - £27,994 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL17018
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 10-Dec-2018
Closing date: 27-Jan-2019

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Research Technician

Fixed Term Contract – 2 years

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Technician in the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Cerase ( ) based in the internationally renowned Blizard Institute in the center of London. The post is funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust ( to support an exciting ‘translational genetics’ project for exploration of the biology of Rett Syndrome by X chromosome reactivation. The appointee will provide technical support to enable the team to efficiently carry out their research. The work will be based at the Blizard Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Essential requirements for this post include experience of working in a biomedical research laboratory, cell culture (adherent and suspension cells) as well as basic techniques in molecular and cell biology. FACS, DNA/RNA FISH and fluorescence microscopy experience is an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The post holder will contribute directly by conducting in vitro differentiation experiments on cell lines established from animal models. The post-holder will be responsible for a large high-throughput screen and subsequent hit validation. The appointee will expedite delivery of the project and allow Dr Cerase, for likely completion of the work within an agreed time frame.

The post is a full time, fixed term position for 2 years, dependent on adequate regular progress reports.  Starting salary will be in the range £27,251 -£27,994 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, are encouraged and should be addressed to Dr. Andrea Cerase, via email at

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The closing date for applications 27 January 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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