Research Technician

Research Technician Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Edinburgh
Full Time Edinburgh, Scotland 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
Job description

UE06, £31,396 - £36,024 per annum
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, Deanery of Clinical Sciences, Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences
Fixed term, up to 42 months
Full time, 35 hours per week

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a background in molecular biology and interest in obesity, diabetes, and metabolism to join Dr Ahmad Al-Mrabeh’s Lab within the Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Theme at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science (CVS), Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh.

The Opportunity:

This new position is part of the MRC Career Development Award to Dr A Al-Mrabeh to study pancreas lipotoxicity in type 2 diabetes (T2D) and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which weight loss induces remission of diabetes. This is a multidisciplinary research programme involving human, mouse, and ex vivo studies. You will provide daily technical support to the research team and conduct various research tasks as instructed by the Principal Investigator to ensure optimal delivery of the research programme.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Basic laboratory skills and evidence of undertaking similar roles in other research labs.
  • Rigorous scientific approach with ability to work independently or as part of the team.
  • Prior experience in analysing, presenting, and reporting scientific data.
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Good understanding of health and safety regulations & procedures.

As part of this application you are required to submit a document of no more than one page detailing how you meet each of the essential criteria as outlined on the job description.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Click to access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

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Research Technician
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Professor Peter Mathieson
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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