Research Technician

Imperial College London

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Job summary

We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Laboratory Technician to work in the Division of Anaesthetics Pain Medicine and Intensive Care at Imperial College London. You will work under the supervision of Professor Anthony Gordon and Dr David Antcliffe, whose Groups focuses broadly on Translational science in the fields of sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, including COVID-19 and Influenza.

The current position will support our laboratory’s ongoing translational sepsis research and will be part of the newly established Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO) at Imperial. We use a range of profiling techniques including metabonomic, transcriptomic and inflammatory profiling to identify sub-phenotypes in sepsis that could predict a patient’s responsiveness to therapeutic strategies and lead to a personalised approach to sepsis care.

Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will carry out wet-lab research in support of our research, specifically the understanding of gene-expression and inflammatory sub-phenotypes.

The postholder will be require a broad knowledge of science, including molecular biology and immunology. They will be required to communicate effectively with the lab team and the wider research community (including other researchers within the Division of Anaesthetics Pain Medicine and Intensive Care, the Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation and external collaborators).

Essential requirements

Bachelor degree in a biological science or related field, e.g. Immunology (or extensive previous laboratory experience); proven research experience in a technical or scientific role; previous laboratory experience, especially in qPCR and ELISA techniques; experience in handling of blood and human tissue samples.

Further information

This position is full time and for a fixed term for 12 months in the first instance. You will be based at St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals campuses.

The start date for the post will be by 1st September 2023.

Should you have any queries please contact: Matt Ryan [email protected]

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.


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