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Senior Research Technician (Maternity Cover)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236 - 39,609 a year
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Role Description

We wish to recruit a senior research technician in the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) within the Department of Biology to cover for maternity leave.  The main focus of research in the JBU is bladder cancer, which is the 5th most common adult cancer. Bladder cancers develop from the urothelium, the specialised lining of the bladder wall.  In the Jack Birch Unit, we use cell and tissue culture approaches to study normal human urothelial cell and cancer biology. 

You will manage the day-to-day organisation and operation of immunochemistry, microscopy and other imaging-based techniques in the JBU to support research activities; provide guidance, training and theoretical/technical support to students, staff and external stakeholders; contribute with others to the day-to-day management and training within the lab to ensure smooth running and troubleshooting.

You should have an excellent grounding in basic laboratory skills relevant to mammalian cell biology, including cell culture.  You will have specialised skills in immunochemistry, imaging and cytometry.  The successful candidate will work with members of the team to support ongoing projects towards publication. 

The post is covering maternity and is fixed term for a period of 14 months, salary will be in the range £32,236 - £39,609 a year.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Jenny Southgate, Director, Jack Birch Unit, via email:  For an alternative contact, please email

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