LMS 1331 Research Technician - Quantitative Biology – Behavioural Genomics

Research Technician

Quantitative Biology – Behavioural Genomics

(1 Year fixed term)

£30, 227 – £31,930 pa inclusive of London Allowances

London, UK


The Behavioural Genomics group is headed by Dr André Brown in the Quantitative Biology section of the LMS. The group’s research is aimed at understanding how genome variation and drug treatment affect behaviour in the nematode worm C. elegans, with an emphasis on how automated imaging and quantitative analysis can open new ways of exploring the genotype-phenotype map and doing phenotypic drug screens.


We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for research, excellent organisational skills, and attention to detail. The primary responsibility will be to work closely with current lab members to perform high-throughput screens using a new imaging system.  Additional responsibilities will include worm strain maintenance and freezing, reagent preparation, and ordering.  The successful applicant must hold a BSc (or equivalent) in the biological or physical sciences and have the desire and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.  Experience with lab management and previous work with C. elegans would be an asset.


The Behavioural Genomics lab is a friendly interdisciplinary team. For more information, see the group’s website at https://tierpsy.com/.


We offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary, excellent holiday entitlement and final salary pension scheme. This post is only open to UK/EU residents as MRC cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.


Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.


For full details of this post and to complete an online application visit the Medical Research Council and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1331.