Institute of Metabolic Science-Metabolic Research Laboratories

The laboratory of Professor Susan Ozanne () is seeking a full time senior biomedical technician. Our main research interest is in understanding how obesity and impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy impacts on offspring cardio-metabolic health. We are particularly interested in establishing intervention strategies in the mother that improve both maternal and offspring cardiovascular and metabolic health. This post will provide support to a study addressing the effects of interventions that are used to treat gestational diabetes.

Key responsibilities:

Applicants should have a background in working in labs as part of a team carrying out in vivo physiological and molecular studies and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform histology, cell culture, immunoassays, western blotting, RT-PCR, histology and other techniques according to the direction of the project
  • Assist with rodent colony management
  • Train new members of the laboratory in laboratory procedures and routine experimental techniques
  • Maintain and update laboratory records
  • Assist other members of the research team to carry out rodent cardiometabolic phenotyping
  • Monitor laboratory resources and place orders
  • Other information:

    This position is based at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science () at the University of Cambridge, which provides a highly collaborative and stimulating environment.

    Closing Date: 7th August 2022 with interviews taking place shortly afterwards.

    Proposed start date: As soon as possible.

    Informal inquiries about this position should be directed to Prof Susan Ozanne at with reference number RG32199 in the subject line.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2024 in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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