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Research Technician

Can you provide technical support to research studies? Do you have excellent analytical, organisational and time-management skills? Do you have technical skills in histology?

Funded by CRUK, you will work as part of a technical team providing laboratory support for the oesophageal and gastric cancer (Upper GI) research team within the Division of Pathology and Data Analytics. You will provide support to our research activities, investigating prognostic and predictive factors in Upper GI cancer analysing digitised histological slides.

With a BTEC Higher National Certificate or equivalent, and relevant laboratory experience (which can include a period of study), you will have experience in histological techniques. Training in specific laboratory techniques will be provided if necessary.

This post is based within the School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s. The post is located in the Wellcome Trust Brenner building at St. James’s University Hospital.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mrs Gemma Hemmings, Senior Laboratory Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8634, Email:


Professor Heike Grabsch


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology (LICAP)
Section:  Pathology & Tumour Biology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 4
Salary:  £19,612 to £22,417 p.a.
Working Time:  Full time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months - external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 04 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 November 2019
Reference:  MHCAP1170
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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