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Research Technician – Cell and Developmental Biology – MRC-NIMR

Posted by , on 12 September 2012

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Applications are invited for a Research Technician position in the research group of James Briscoe at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London. The lab studies the embryonic development of the vertebrate central nervous system. We combine cutting edge transgenic and genomic approaches with the latest imaging and cell biology techniques to investigate how morphogens and transcriptional networks generate spatial pattern.

Experience in molecular biology is required and experience of cell culture, mouse genetics and embryological techniques desirable. Enthusiasm, reliability and organisational skills are essential. The successful applicant will be expected to support and become engaged in specific projects aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of neural patterning. The group, which will move to the Francis Crick Institute, London, in 2015, currently comprises 11 scientists and is well supported by both MRC and external funds. The Institute provides excellent training for researchers in a multi-disciplinary environment and is equipped with state of the art facilities. Specialist training to support the development of skills will be given where necessary.

The applicant is expected to have a Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

This position is for 5 years in the first instance. Salary range is from £21,565 per annum inclusive of location allowance. MRC final salary pension scheme is also available.

Situated in Mill Hill, North West London, the MRC National Institute for Medical Research is the largest MRC institute, supporting 70 research groups and 500 bench scientists. Facilities include genetic modification of mice, imaging, histology, FACS and high throughput sequencing.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at and complete an online application form.  Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, please quote reference number

Closing date: 8th October 2012

The MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening.

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