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Position: Research Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Initial receipt and processing of biomarker samples within the DRI lab according to study specific SOPs. Store samples safely in a well organised manner. Maintain and update biobank databases at the lab and the DRC. Arrange transport of samples via courier where required. Produce regular reports from databases for quality assurance and project management purposes. Stock taking and ordering of consumables as necessary. Preparation of sample kits for researchers. Day to day technical assistance for the UKDRI FBL/DRC sample management workflows, supporting both routine and research work
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a BSc in a Biomedical subject or equivalent experience. Ability to use basic lab equipment, such as centrifuge, pipette is essential as is general laboratory competence. Experience with databases is also required. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure the smooth running of the biobanking/sample service aspect of the role. The role holder should have good inter-personal skills and an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting
   
Text: Research Technician, - Ref:1784861 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Department of Neurodegenerative Disease Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?28,574 - ?33,487 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Technician post that will be based mainly at the Queen Square House laboratory of the Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Fluid Biomarker Laboratory (FBL). The main DRI FBL is within the DRI at UCL and is part of the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease (DND) at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. We collaborate with laboratories working on neurodegeneration nationally and internationally and have multiple sensitive platforms for biomarker measurements. We also curate a biobank of fluid samples, such as serum, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid, from patient volunteers covering the whole spectrum of neurodegenerative disease. The post is available from January 2019 and is funded from the DRI for one year in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a BSc in a Biomedical subject or equivalent experience. Ability to use basic lab equipment, such as centrifuge, pipette is essential as is general laboratory competence. Experience with databases is also required. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure the smooth running of the biobanking/sample service aspect of the role. The role holder should have good inter-personal skills and an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting. Experience in molecular biology laboratory is desirable. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk ). We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 24 Jan 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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