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Position: Research Laboratory Technician - Malaria Mosquito
Institution: University College London
Department: Faculty of Brain Sciences - Ear Institute
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Contribute to the maintenance of the mosquito colony in the lab (mosquito breeding, mutant screening, mosquito crossing); Perform behavioural studies and pharmacological (phonotaxis studies, circadian assays); Standard molecular and cellular biology techniques (PCR, qPCR, cloning, immunostainings); Simple biomechanical or neurophysiological experiments (e.g. using the lab’s vibrometry setup after induction); Contribute to maintaining shared lab equipment; Assist with the day-to-day running of the laboratory (maintenance and ordering of laboratory reagents, preparing requisitions for laboratory consumables); Maintain equipment, supplies, and stocks of standard solutions; Carry out other general lab management tasks as requested
Requirements: The post-holder will ideally be educated to the BSc level with a degree in a biological science. The post holder will also ideally have experience working in a molecular/cellular biology laboratory that studies mosquitoes
   
Text: Research Laboratory Technician - Malaria Mosquito, - Ref:1876885 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Faculty of Brain Sciences Specific unit / Sub department Ear Institute Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £29,152 - £34,153 per annum Duties and Responsibilities A full time Research Laboratory Technician position is available in the Mosquito Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory at the UCL Ear Institute (EI) at University College London (UCL) funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The main duties of the position will be to (i) contribute to lab maintenance tasks and (ii) conduct experiments to study the auditory system of malaria mosquitoes and the implications for mosquito control. The successful candidate will: Contribute to the maintenance of the mosquito colony in the lab (mosquito breeding, mutant screening, mosquito crossing) Perform behavioural studies and pharmacological (phonotaxis studies, circadian assays) Standard molecular and cellular biology techniques (PCR, qPCR, cloning, immunostainings) Simple biomechanical or neurophysiological experiments (e.g. using the labs vibrometry setup after induction) Contribute to maintaining shared lab equipment Assist with the day-to-day running of the laboratory (maintenance and ordering of laboratory reagents, preparing requisitions for laboratory consumables) Maintain equipment, supplies, and stocks of standard solutions Carry out other general lab management tasks as requested. This post is available for 24 months in the first instance. Key Requirements The post-holder will ideally be educated to the BSc level with a degree in a biological science. The post holder will also ideally have experience working in a molecular/cellular biology laboratory that studies mosquitoes. 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. For further information please contact Dr Marta Andres de Miguel, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow email: marta.andres@ucl.ac.uk. The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 10 Jul 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. 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 and Person specification Apply Now
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