Research Technician

Job Reference : BM&H-11180
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 16/01/2018
Salary : £22,876 to £24,285 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
Hours Per week : 35 hours
Contract Duration : Available from 01/02/2018 until 31/01/2023

An enthusiastic and committed Research Technician is required to join the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Genetics and Genomics, based at the University of Manchester, on a 5 year post. You will work closely with a research team working on a Wellcome Trust funded project which aims to characterise non-coding regions of the genome that confer risk to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using functional genomics, with the ultimate goal of identifying the genes that cause RA, the mechanisms by which RA-associated SNPs alter their target genes and novel therapeutic targets.

You will provide technical support with minimal supervision, in a range of project specific research activities including: the running and troubleshooting of experiments (e.g. isolation of cells from human blood, mammalian cell culture, DNA and RNA extractions, PCR and qPCR, cloning, transfection, lentivirus preparations), the maintenance, use and teaching of research associated equipment, to assist team members to keep laboratory stocks at an appropriate level and to assist team members in ensuring that staff and students operate safe working practices, ensuring health and safety compliance within the laboratories.

Duration: Fixed term available from 1 February 2018 for 5 years.

Hours: 35 hours

Location: Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics, Stopford Building. Manchester, UK.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Gisela Orozco, Research Fellow


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.