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Research Technician in Human Liver Development and Stem Cells

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Reporting to Dr Luca Urbani and Dr Sara Campinoti

Duration 1 year initially with possibility of extension

Annual leave 27 days per annum

Looking for a role where you can make a real difference in liver research? The Liver Regeneration and Tissue Engineering Group is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician to work on a collaborative study focused on the human fetal liver tissue microenvironment. You will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, collaborating with other research groups at the Institute. We are looking for an organised, flexible, motivated scientist to play a key part in this exciting project and if you have what it takes to join our group, please apply.

Who we are looking for:

We require a minimum of a BSC or equivalent in biological science or related disciplines. You will work on laboratory-based studies investigating the microenvironment of the human fetal liver, how it changes during development and in particular the interaction between haematopoietic stem cells and fetal liver parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells and extracellular matrix proteins, for the identification of important signalling molecules for hematopoietic stem cell expansion in vitro. You should have experience in the main laboratory techniques we will be using: handling of human fetal liver samples, isolation and culture of different cell types from human fetal liver tissue, culture of human haematopoietic stem cells and CFU assays, preparation of matrix-enriched tissue samples (decellularisation) and their characterisation, 3D culture of fetal liver engineered constructs, flow cytometry and ELISA assays, gene expression analysis, Luminex Multiplex assay, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence and microscopy.

You must have excellent organisation and time-management skills, be able to show initiative and be a team player. Excellent attention to detail, critical thinking, the ability to work independently, and good communication skills are essential. You should be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends, depending on project needs. A copy of the job description and person specification can be found on the Foundation’s website (via the ‘Apply’ button above).

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and you may be asked to do additional tasks such as ad-hoc assistance with other experiments, preparation of research documentation, health and safety work, laboratory and equipment maintenance, etc

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Luca Urbani, Team Leader and Honorary Senior Lecturer (KCL), Foundation for Liver Research, [email protected] 

TO APPLY: please send a 1-page covering letter explaining your background and suitability for our team, together with a detailed CV describing your research experience to date and including names and contact details of two referees, one of whom is the current/most recent employer, to:

Natalie Day, CEO and Head of Administration [email protected] 

Institute of Hepatology, London

111 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9NT              

Quote Job Ref: RS61

Please name any attached documents you send as follows: <surname, first name, RS60, {CV}{covering letter}

Closing date for applications  4pm Friday 6th October 2023

In the event that you are invited for interview we will contact you by email confirming the arrangements. Interviews will be held online or in person.

The Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming working environment where everyone feels valued.

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