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Job Title:                                           Research Technician

Section:                                             Microbiology

Division:                                             Infectious Diseases

Department:                                                 Medicine

Job Family and Level:                     Technical Services, Level 3a

Salary Range:                                    £30,160 - £34,270 per annum

Responsible To:                              Dr Serge Mostowy

Works Closely With:                       Other members of the group

Funding:                                            Wellcome Trust

Location:                                           South Kensington Campus

Contract:                                           Full time, fixed term for 12 months


Summary of Post 

This post involves supporting Dr Mostowy in his research duties, providing a high standard of technical expertise and advice.  The post holder will have responsibility for experimentation and maintenance of the laboratory and zebrafish facility.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide up-to-date technical expertise, advice and support to a very high standard in cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology including cell culture, protein purification and analysis, recombinant DNA work and microscopy
  • Work at containment level 2, with Shigella, Listeria and mycobacteria
  • Work on interactions between bacteria and host cells in vitro, using tissue culture cells, and in vivo, using zebrafish
  • Work closely with other scientists in the group
  • Provide full laboratory management assistance to the Mostowy group, i.e. day-to-day coordination and running of the laboratory and zebrafish facility
  • Coordinate and oversee laboratory staff and students in the laboratories’ research procedures, record-keeping and the requisite health and safety, Home Office, and staff development training
  • Ensure that all work done in the laboratory complies with the applicable regulations concerning genetically modified organisms, biohazards, in vivo use and human tissue use, and maintain all documentation relevant to the above Home Office and other requirements
  • Coordinate the purchase and invoicing of laboratory equipment and supplies and liaise with administrative staff for laboratory budget guidelines, monitoring and management
  • Record and maintain data and information, as relevant and appropriate
  • Contribute to the presentation of results to the group, collaborators, and to the research community in general
  • Contribute to the preparation of grant reports and scientific publications
  • Compliance with College policies, including financial regulations, equal opportunities, promoting race equality policy, health and safety policy, information systems security policy and intellectual property rights and register of interest policies
  • Any other duties which may arise commensurate with the grade of the post


Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and valuing diversity.

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