Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1438029

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Technician based in Belfast.

Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.  We have over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m.  We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site.  Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes.

We are recruiting for a Technician to work in the research group led by Dr Reinhold Medina to provide technical support to a research project funded by BBSRC to investigate Ageing in Blood Vessels. The project will employ a broad range of cell and molecular biological approaches using in vitro and in vivo model systems to study vascular ageing. The successful candidate will integrate and support a research group of 12 scientists including PhDs, junior and senior Postdoctoral researchers.

The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual and is available for 3 years or until 31/12/22 (whichever is sooner).

The successful candidate must:

  • Academic and/or vocational qualifications i.e. 5 GCSE’s A-C and/or NVQ level 2 in relevant subject (or equivalent).
  • One year’s work experience in a relevant role to include recent experience in laboratory research using equipment or techniques relevant to the role.

Further information about the Institute and Group can be found on our website.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Varun Pathak. 

Salary: £18,342 per annum

To apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website.

Closing date: Wednesday 2 October 2019

Anticipated interview date:  Wednesday 30 October 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.