Research Technician - Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Employer
University of Birmingham
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
£23,699 - £29,471
Posted
Mar 24, 2021
Closes
Apr 11, 2021
Ref
163798
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Band 500, salary £24,370 (Point 43) .

Band 500

Full Time FTC Until 14/01/2024

Closing date 11 April 2021

Job Summary

To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within an established research programme and/or specific research project.

Enclysis is a new biological process discovered by our team. This role will support others in the lab, aiming to answer if enclysis could be targeted for patient benefit for autoimmune hepatitis and viral infection.

Main Duties

RESEARCH - 75%

The post holder will contribute directly to the research output by carrying out experiments alone and in collaboration with other members of the group to assess the role of enclysis in liver autoimmunity and viral infection. The candidate should have a relevant BSc qualification and practical experience in blood processing, staining and cell culture techniques if possible. This project involves handling of CL3 pathogens, so it would be suitable for a candidate with previous experience in handling CL3 viruses and human tissues.
  • Processing, staining and analysis of blood and liver samples. Processing tissues and keeping records according to the human tissue act.
  • Preparing and characterising viral stocks for the group at CL3 conditions.
  • Assisting with the screening of enclysis-targeting compounds using cell culture and high content imaging
  • Overseeing the laboratory work of more junior staff and inexperienced PhD students within Dr Stamataki's group and provide training and instruction as necessary.
  • In consultation to analyse and discuss results actively to participate in and contribute to weekly group discussions. To demonstrate and discuss procedures, techniques and results with supervisor and team members, identifying problems, issues and areas of interest. To attend journal clubs and lab meetings.


Informal enquires to Zania Stamataki z.stamataki@bham.ac.uk

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