Research Technician

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity in the Division of Clinical Medicine of the University of Sheffield for a Research Technician with a passion in laboratory work, musculoskeletal research, and training people in using our state-of-the art kits!

We are seeking candidates with degree in physics or a biological subject or relevant area, as well as previous experience of experimental work. As this role involves supporting in vivo and ex vivo experimental work with X-ray micro-computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, gait analysis, histology and immunohistochemistry, you will have experience at least in some of these techniques.

You will join the SkeletAl laboratory with experts of bone imaging and analyses, helping local, national and international customers to obtain the most accurate research results. You will work in a well-connected team of technicians and academics with world-leading reputations in characterising bone from different analyses (imaging, histology, biomechanics, etc.). Take a look at our website for more details: http://skeletal.group.shef.ac.uk/! In this varied and dynamic role, you will be responsible for maintaining and developing procedures for imaging at high resolution different materials and training customers to use our machines. Working alongside laboratory members with different skills, the role will offer you an opportunity to learn about several lab techniques.

You will join also the group of Prof. Enrico Dall’Ara. Our biomechano-imaging group has an international and interdisciplinary profile and a strong commitment to clinical and industrial translation with impact in future healthcare. We are active in imaging and biomechanics of the skeletal systems and we have access to different experimental, imaging and computational facilities.

You will work together with other members of the team to characterise the effect of different treatments for Osteoporosis on mice musculoskeletal health. You will work together with a postdoctoral researcher to develop in vivo imaging approaches to measure longitudinally the properties of bones and muscles in mice. You will also establish a mouse gait laboratory for the 3D longitudinal assessment of movement in mice.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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