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Position: Research Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Department of Neurodegenerative Disease/Division of Neuropathology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are looking for an experienced Research Technician to work in a team within our research histology facility, UCL IQPath. The post holder will be responsible for registering, cut-up, embedding, paraffin sectioning (sometimes at high volumes) and immunostaining of research samples, including both human and rodent tissue, and assisting with sectioning and cut-up of fixed human brain tissue
Requirements: The successful candidate will have an Honours degree (minimum 2: 1) in science or a related discipline. Demonstrable experience in microscopic analysis of histological sections and working in a diagnostic and/or research histology environment is essential; Excellent theoretical and working knowledge to establish, optimise, troubleshoot and carry out specialist staining (immunohistochemistry, histochemical and RNAScope or similar), and an ability to work on several projects simultaneously and deal with a range of conflicting priorities arising from multiple sources while delivering results in a timely manner are also required; Experience in operating and trouble-shooting automated immunostaining platforms and operating digital slide scanners, and specific knowledge of the Ventana Discovery XT or similar instruments are desirable, as is an HNC/HND in Biological Sciences or equivalent experience, and a qualification equivalent to BMS Histologist
   
Text: Research Technician, - Ref:1875380 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/Division of Neuropathology Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £29,152 - £34,153 per annum Duties and Responsibilities UCL IQPath is based at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and is closely affiliated with the clinical Division of Neuropathology at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. Both are under the leadership of Professor Sebastian Brandner. The unit provides state of the art services to a wide range of researchers and clinicians from UCL and other universities. Our main expertise is mouse and human histology of the central nervous system. We are looking for an experienced Research Technician to work in a team within our research histology facility, UCL IQPath. The post holder will be responsible for registering, cut-up, embedding, paraffin sectioning (sometimes at high volumes) and immunostaining of research samples, including both human and rodent tissue, and assisting with sectioning and cut-up of fixed human brain tissue. The post holder will also operate slide scanners (digital pathology) and manage parts of the slide management software. An honorary contract will be sought from UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, for which a DBS check will be required. The post is available immediately and is funded for three years in the first instance from IQPath income. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in science or a related discipline. Demonstrable experience in microscopic analysis of histological sections and working in a diagnostic and/or research histology environment is essential. Excellent theoretical and working knowledge to establish, optimise, troubleshoot and carry out specialist staining (immunohistochemistry, histochemical and RNAScope or similar), and an ability to work on several projects simultaneously and deal with a range of conflicting priorities arising from multiple sources while delivering results in a timely manner are also required. Experience in operating and trouble-shooting automated immunostaining platforms and operating digital slide scanners, and specific knowledge of the Ventana Discovery XT or similar instruments are desirable, as is an HNC/HND in Biological Sciences or equivalent experience, and a qualification equivalent to BMS Histologist. 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 Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology via email:IoN.HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk. Informal enquiries are welcome - please contact s.brandner@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. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 28 Jun 2021 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. Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 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 Apply Now
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