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Arthroscopica Research Technician

Can you provide technical support to research projects and do you have extensive laboratory experience which includes skills in mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) isolation by FACS sorting, multi-parameter flow cytometry, colony-forming unit-fibroblast (CFU-F) assay, holographic microscopy and qPCR?

Applications are invited for the post of Research Technician to work in the Section of Experimental Rheumatology in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. You will be responsible for the collection and processing of human bone and bone marrow samples from the theatre; expanding MSCs in culture following FACS purification, performing CFU-F assay to quantify viable MSCs, assessing their proliferative capacity at the single-cell level using integrated density analysis and holographic imaging, and performing gene expression studies using 48.48 chip/Integrated Fluid Circuit (IFC) technology.

Applicants should hold a first degree in a relevant biological science or pharmacy and have previous relevant research experience in biomedical science or biomedical engineering. The ability to manage your time effectively and work under pressure is essential, along with effective interpersonal, communication, and team working skills. 

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

Dr Elena Jones, Associate Professor in Stem Cell Biology  

Telephone: +44 (0)113 20-65647, email: E.Jones@leeds.ac.uk 

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 holds the Gold award. 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 Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Section:  Section of Experimental Rheumatology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  40% FTE
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 May 2020)
Release Date:  Thursday 07 November 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 14 November 2019
Reference:  MHLRM1122
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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