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Job id: 091726. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 24 June 2024. Closing date: 22 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Department of Infectious Diseases.

Contact details: Dasha Freydina.

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About Us

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. The university is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.  Through its commitment to exceptional education, impactful research and genuine service to society, King’s College London is creating positive change in its communities, both in London and on the world stage. The Strategic Vision 2029 looks forward to King’s College London’s 200th anniversary in 2029 and sets out ambitious plans in five key areas:

  • Educating the next generation of change-makers
  • Challenging ideas and driving change through research
  • Giving back to society through meaningful service
  • Working with our local communities in London
  • Fostering global citizens with an international perspective

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Technician to join our dynamic team at the newly established Single Cell Omics Platform (SCOP) located at the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology (CIBCI) on Guy's Campus, King's College London (KCL).

​As a key member of the Single Cell Omics Platform (SCOP), you will play a crucial role in supporting cutting-edge single-cell processing and analysis techniques. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing experiments, maintaining laboratory equipment, and collaborating with researchers to ensure the efficient functioning of the SCOP.

​While prior experience in specialised techniques, such as library preparation and sequencing, flow cytometry, and cell sorting is desirable, we are open to providing training in areas where the applicant may have less experience. The ideal candidate should possess self-motivation, excellent organisational skills, strong interpersonal and communication abilities, and the capacity to work both collaboratively within a team and independently, taking initiative when required.

​The post-holder will be based at CIBCI, New Hunt’s House, Guy's Campus (KCL).

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an a fixed term contract until 30 June 2026.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant subject area such as genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology
  2. Essential laboratory and research experience, with proficiency in general wet molecular and cellular biology lab techniques
  3. Experience in handling human or animal tissue or blood samples
  4. Experienced and competent at working with DNA/RNA
  5. Experienced and competent at preparing libraries for next generation sequencing
  6. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, coupled with proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office packages
  7. Demonstrated outstanding organisational skills, enabling effective management of multiple projects simultaneously while adeptly prioritising tasks to meet tight deadlines
  8. Proficiency in both independent work and collaboration within a multidisciplinary team

Desirable criteria

  1. Expertise in working with human or animal primary cells and cell lines
  2. Experience with 10x single cell sequencing technology
  3. Knowledge of bioinformatics tools related to single-cell data analysis​

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held on the week commencing 28th July.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to Occupational Health clearances.