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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health & disease.
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.
The Institute conducts research in four thematic areas – human genetics, pathogen genetics, model organism genetics and informatics. Building on its expertise in the genetic manipulation of ES cells and the production of iPS cells, we are developing plans for a new scientific programme in stem cells and cellular phenotyping [SCCP]. The programme will have two major components – a resource of stem cells/iPS cells and a high-throughput cellular phenotyping platform.
We are seeking a self motivated and enthusiastic technician to support the SCCP Tissue Culture Team. The role will form a key part of our new high-throughput core facility ensuring that on going supplies of tissue culture, media and consumables are available for the smooth running of the project. The post holder's main responsibility will be to ensure that the necessary culture media and feeder plates are generated for growing hIPCSC lines.
Our high-throughput pipeline requires absolute accuracy, attention to detail and concentration for preparing the required culture media and feeder plates. Good manual dexterity is vital for developing excellent sterile technique. Good organisational and communication skills will be required to manage own workload and to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. This role is predominantly laboratory based and whilst training will be given, previous laboratory experience is essential.
Ideally you will be a team player looking for the opportunity to join an exciting pipeline generating a large high quality international resource. Knowledge of PC packages i.e. Excel, internet usage and the ability to adapt to new software packages would be an advantage.
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,
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Salary range £13,965 to £17,531 per annum dependent on experience. Closing Date: 8th July 2012