Senior Research Technician (Fixed Term)


Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience, Cambridge
Closing date: 
30 November 2017
Rebecca Gillett

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the groups of Professor Abigail Fowden (see, and Dr Andrew Murray ( Collectively, their research focuses on mitochondrial function during development and ageing, and how conditions during early life programme development and increase susceptibility to adult-onset degenerative diseases. He/she will provide mainly molecular biology support and well as some assistance with animal work, to ensure that the objectives of the research project are achieved. Techniques required include Western blotting, PCR, RIA and ELISA, preparation and assistance with simple procedures such as dissections, high-resolution respirometry, and preparation and processing of frozen and fixed tissues.

You should have an HNC or equivalent in biochemistry or a biology-related subject, experience of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity, excellent organisation and communication skills, good IT skills and be able to multi-task whilst working methodically and precisely. You should also be able to work independently.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form.  Please complete the form as fully as possible.

* The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Closing date: 30 November 2017