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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, based south of Cambridge, is one of the world’s leading genomic research centres funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust. Our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens in order to improve human health.
With the completion of the human and mouse genome sequences, attention is now turning to the functional analysis of genes in mammals. The Mouse Genetics Project (MGP), a flagship project of the Sanger Institute, aims to generate more than 1000 mutant strains over the next 5 years and characterize them through a broad primary screen followed by detailed secondary phenotyping of selected mutants of interest. The mutant strains and the primary phenotypic data we produce are openly available to the scientific community. This project forms an essential component of a larger effort at the Institute to identify genes that are critical for normal mammalian development and to generate animal models of human disease.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to support the Immunology, Haematology and Clinical Chemistry pipeline with the large scale, high throughput phenotyping of mice generated by the MGP. The postholder will generate bloods related phenotyping data for the MGP, with the aim of optimising the quality and maximising the value of blood analysis data. This includes identifying and implementing improvements in SOPs and quality assurance processes, performing complex troubleshooting and investigating a wide variety of new techniques. Detailed record keeping is required, as is contribution to data analysis, review and reporting.
· BSc or equivalent experience in biomedical sciences
· Experience analysing specimens in a clinical diagnostics laboratory
· Proven ability to deliver small scientific projects
· Demonstrable ability to manage the day to day direction of projects
· Ability to work in a team and lead technical aspects of a team
· Highly organised
· Quality orientated
· Methodical and thorough approach
· Able to work under pressure
· Adaptable, enthusiastic and approachable
· Computing skills
· Health Professions Council registered
· Basic research laboratory experience in haematology, immunology and/or clinical chemistry
· Experience of large scale, high throughput phenotyping
We offer a competitive reward package, including excellent benefits
To submit your CV and apply for this job please go to https://jobs.sanger.ac.uk, to register and apply
The Institute has excellent purpose built facilities on the Genome Campus, Hinxton on the outskirts of Cambridge. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site facilities. Further details can be found on our website https://jobs.sanger.ac.uk
Closing date 6th July 2012