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Research Technician

Are you Research Technician looking for a new challenge? Do you have an interest in cardiovascular disease and regenerative medicine? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

A Research Technician is required to support the work in Leeds as part of the BHF-funded Oxbridge Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM). You will be establishing and providing surgical animal models for the study of cardiovascular disease and regeneration, and perform routine MRI phenotyping experiments on these models. The project, which is intially funded for 12 months with the scope for extension by 3 years, will be carried out at the the Experimental and Preclinical Imaging Centre (ePIC), which is a British Heart Foundation funded preclinical imaging facility. The facility has the latest generation of multi-modal imaging equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 7 Tesla, positron emission tomography (PET) / single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT), optical imaging, ultrasound, micro computed tomography (µCT), and a state-of-the-art surgical suite.

Working closely with a multi-disciplinary research team, including medical physicists with particular expertise in MRI, clinicians and basic scientists, you will support the Oxbridge CRM research programme in cardiac regeneration at ePIC. Specific duties will include the supply of animals and/or samples derived from rodent (mouse; neonatal and adult) heart injury/regeneration models myocardial infarction, as well as routine MRI imaging and data analysis. Training for all aspects will be provided as required.

You will have a BSc and Masters (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as (but not limited to) physiology, cardiovascular sciences, medical imaging or similar and direct practical experience of surgical small animal models. A Home Office Personal license (Modules 1-4) is also essential.

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

Professor Jurgen Schneider, Professor in Biomedical Imaging


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 - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Biomedical Imaging Science Department (BISD)
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
A maximum of £27,830 p.a. can only be offered due to funding restrictions
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 30 July 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 27 August 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 17 September 2019
Reference:  MHLCM1189
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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