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Research Technician (fixed Term)

Company: University of Nottingham    Location: Nottingham
Applications are invited for the above post in Academic Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine, University of Nottingham Medical School, based at the Queens Medical Centre. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers with a strong track record in bone biology, pathology and tissue engineering within the field of musculoskeletal research.
This new post will provide technical assistance to Dr Richard Pearson, and supervise/train/advise other laboratory staff and students. They will plan and oversee their own experiments and ensure that all consumables and equipment are available such that the objectives are met. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and also as part of a team.
The work with Dr Pearson will focus on developing an in vitro model of osteoarthritis, within research funded by the National Centre for the Reduction, Refinement and Replacement of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).This project is in collaboration with both industrial and academic partners across the UK. In particular the successful applicant will be processing musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, cartilage and synovium to derive cell cultures to be used within the in vitro osteoarthritis model being developed. In particular,the post-holder will work with other members of the research team to access and process human tissue.
This varied post will utilise a variety of cellular and molecular techniques, and experience in a similar setting will be an advantage. In particular expertise in the preparation of primary cell cultures and methods used to characterise these cell populations will be most useful. Additionally experience and understanding of the regulations and procedure governing the use of human tissue would be desirable, but not essential to this role.
This post will be offered on a full time fixed-term contract for 18 months. The post is open to a job share.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Joanne Burkitt/Beth Norton, tel: 0115 823 1115 or email OAS-ADMIN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2, therefore we can only accept applications from candidates who already have the right to work in UK.