Laboratory Technician

Job Description

We wish to appoint a Laboratory Technician to join the Imperial BRC Genomics Facility on the Hammersmith campus of Imperial College London. The Facility provides state-of-the-art laboratory and bioinformatics support for translational research, harnessing genome information to advance disease diagnostics, prognosis and treatment. The Facility supports a wide range of next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications including whole genome, whole exome and targeted resequencing, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, methylome analysis and bacterial/viral sequencing. It works closely with investigators across the Faculty of Medicine on translational research projects that make use of genome technologies to identify the genetic basis of heritable human diseases to help disease diagnostics, treatment and prevention.

Duties and responsibilities
The post holder will operate, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot the sequencing equipment and assist with all other aspects of the NGS workflow including sample tracking, library preparation and quality control (QC). We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Laboratory Technician with strong expertise in next-generation sequencing applications and Illumina platforms.

Essential requirements
The successful applicant will have an MSc or equivalent, in genetics, molecular biology or a closely related discipline and a background in genetics and/or molecular biology. The ability to multi-task and work effectively across a wide range of applications and projects is essential.

For more information on the Imperial BRC Genomics facility please visit:

Further information
The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Closing date: Monday 15th January 2018

Interview date: TBC

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces into “Keywords”) Please complete an application form as directed.

Should you have any queries regarding this role please contact:

Professor Jorge Ferrer
+44 (0)20 3313 4766

Should you have any queries regarding the recruitment system or application process please contact:

Emma Da Silva
Senior HR Administrator
0203 313 1016

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:

About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information
Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
Deliver positive outcomes
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
Develop and grow skills and expertise
Work in a planned and managed way
In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.