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 Laboratory Technician in Flow Cytometry


Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN

Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 (with a discretionary range to £33,199 per annum)

We are recruiting a highly motivated individual to join JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL) as a Laboratory Technician in Flow Cytometry at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, who will assist in delivering high quality flow cytometric analysis and cell sorting services to the DIL. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the group members and gain insight into ongoing innovative research. We will provide all the necessary training for flow cytometry and cell sorting.

DIL aims to treat and prevent the causes of the common autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes (T1D), in which 50% of cases are diagnosed under age 18 years and consequently run the highest risk of serious complications. This unmet clinical need requires an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease.

As a Laboratory Technician in Flow Cytometry, you will ensure the smooth running of the flow cytometry facility by performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting issues with the flow cytometers with a more experienced member of staff. You will have a technical and administrative role in the group to support researchers and their projects.

You will have at least A-levels or equivalent qualification in science, together with some relevant experience of working in a laboratory environment, including flow cytometry technical experience. The ability to manage your own workload and administrative activities is essential.  You will have strong attention to detail and keep meticulous records. It is also essential that you have the ability to troubleshoot and write up results. You will have a good knowledge of health and safety regulations in a laboratory environment. Your IT skills will include MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes. Experience with FlowJo would be desirable. 

The post is available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance and funded by the JDRF.

We are willing to consider applications from those wishing to work part-time, at no less than 0.6 FTE.  If you wish to be considered for part-time work, please indicate this clearly in your application.

For informal inquiries please contact Dr Olga Platonova, Research Programme Administrator (

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 midday Wednesday 17 October 2018 can be considered. Please quote reference 136588 on all correspondence. Interviews to take place on 24 October 2018.