Research Assistant/ Phenotyper

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Short info about job

Company: MRC - Mary Lyon Centre

Salary: £21,733 to £23,833 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1505 3507354

Fax: +44-161 5804321

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Assistant/ Phenotyper. Terms and conditions vacancy

Fixed Term, 1 Year

About Us

MRC Harwell is a multi-disciplinary, integrated campus, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), dedicated to research using the mouse as a model for human disease. Through the Mary Lyon Centre (MLC), Harwell offers specialist services to the life science, clinical research and biopharmaceutical industry and academic researchers. Our scientists and technical staff in the MLC and Mammalian Genetics Unit (MGU) include a wide range of experts in genetics, pathology, mutagenesis, transgenics and quality animal management.

The MLC offers a portfolio of services that include all aspects of husbandry such as import, health screening, technical procedures, breeding and archiving. For the development of new mouse models, we offer the latest technologies in transgenics and mutagenesis, supported by a pipeline of embryonic and adult animal testing. This includes imaging, histology, clinical chemistry, metabolic and behavioural tests, and pathology. We also host an internationally recognised mouse archive facilitating third party access to existing and novel models being developed at Harwell and other institutes. Our team has a long track record of delivering high health status, pathogen free mice for genetic and preclinical research.

About the Role

We are looking for a mouse Phenotyper to perform a comprehensive range of regulated procedures for the Phenotyping service at the Mary Lyon Centre. A range of clients use this service from large high throughput programs to single tests for individual researchers.  This includes both invasive and non-invasive animal testing, animal husbandry, data collection and data analysis.

About You

Experience of in vivo science is essential.  Along with the ability to work flexibly and to a tight deadline with acute attention to detail.


We are strongly committed to your personal development and well-being, with extensive opportunities for training and flexible working.  Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits, from a final salary pension scheme and 30 days of holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role.  Please quote reference number MLC 636.

The MRC is an equal opportunities employer. ‘Leading Science for Better Health’

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