Research Technician

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Biological Sciences,Biology,Molecular Biology and Biophysics,Biochemistry,Property and Maintenance

Short info about job

Company: Imperial College London

Department: Department of Life Sciences

Salary: £27,190 to £30,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1509 8670379

Fax: +44-1428 7528625

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Technician. Terms and conditions vacancy

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to work in the laboratory of Professor Steve Matthews, in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus. The post holder will support the establishment, organisation, management and maintenance of the laboratory and its equipment. You will also contribute to the ongoing research on the structural and functional investigation of bacterial amyloids.

You will have a minimum of 2 A-Levels in relevant subjects or equivalent vocational qualification, plus work experience, in a relevant technical or scientific role.  You must also have extensive experience of wet laboratory, preferentially in a biochemistry or molecular biology laboratory, experience in cell culturing (bacteria, yeast), molecular cloning techniques, biochemistry and protein purification are essential. You must be computer literate and have experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and attention to detail are essential. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines with minimal supervision. You will have a flexible approach to working hours according to requirements of technical procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Ability to show initiative and take responsibility of your workload with limited supervision is also essential.

This is a fixed-term, full-time post available for 1 year with the possibility for extension subject to funding. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available for immediate start.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Steve Matthews.([email protected])

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact us by email at [email protected] and refer the job reference number.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website

Closing Date: 08 September 2017 (midnight BST)

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 where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. 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.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people

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