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Research Technician position at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute, QUB

Job alert from Denise Fitzgerald:

Research Technician post available in Fitzgerald lab in QUB - come join us in Belfast to figure out how we can use the immune system to repair the brain!

The postholder will provide technical and administrative support to research activities in the lab of Prof Denise Fitzgerald within the Multiple Sclerosis research cluster. The post-holder will support laboratory research investigating mechanisms of immune-mediated myelin damage and regeneration as well as general lab, administrative and outreach duties within a highly collaborative team with external partners.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Academic and/or vocational qualifications i.e. OND/ONC and/or NVQ level 3 in relevant subject (or equivalent).

  • 2 years’ recent biomedical laboratory work experience ideally in neuroimmunology, immunology or neuroscience.

  • Recent hands-on experience in at least two of the following techniques:

    • Practical mouse colony management

    • Neural cell culture

    • Immunocytochemistry and fluorescence microscopy

    • Organotypic brain slice culture.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

This is a fixed term post, available until 31 March 2024. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Application: Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Rosana Penalva at

Deadline: 21st November 2022

More details on the role can be found here.


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