University of Glassgow
November 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:£23,715 - £27,929
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Job Purpose

To provide in-depth technical support in immunology and provide advice on the set up and best operation of equipment and experimental procedures to aid delivery of scientific objectives. In addition, the postholder will undertake a range of technical support activities in line with the Institute strategy. This post is based within the School of Infection and Immunity, working under the supervision of Professor Simon Milling (Principal Investigator).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide in-depth technical support in respect of investigating the biology of proteins controlling the inflammatory response in Crohn's Disease, and other scientific questions as agreed with the PI and lab manager.

2. Provide in-depth knowledge, solutions, and advice relating to flow cytometry using human samples, techniques for modifying and measuring cellular production of cytokines, immunostaining of human tissue, and quantitative microscopy. 3. To maintain the group's laboratory equipment and diagnose faults and troubleshoot day to day problems relating to equipment, techniques, procedures, and protocols.

4. In liaison with the PI (Principal Investigator) and lab manager, advise, implement, and evaluate improvements to existing protocols relevant as required. 5. Collect, analyse and interpret data using standard procedures and ensure that accurate research records are kept, and databases are updated accordingly.

6. Plan and organise day to day work to ensure that the experimental goals are delivered within previously agreed timescales. 7. To supervise junior staff, where appropriate, and instruct, train, and provide guidance to research staff and students in the techniques and operation of equipment and apparatus as directed by the supervisor or PI.

8. Contribute to the well organised functioning of the laboratory and assist the PI and lab manager in maintaining the stock levels and purchasing consumables and supplies, within budget, and in consultation with other members of the group. 9. In consultation with the PI, ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the laboratory area and facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting the completion of risk assessments and COSHH assessments, ensuring that all Health and Safety paperwork is completed timeously and recorded accurately, and implementing and adhering to health and safety policies, as determined by the University and the Health and Safety Executive.

10. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions and departmental research group activities. 11. Keep up to date with advancements in technology and methodology, continually updating technical knowledge.

12. Be aware of and comply with Equality and Diversity policies of the University of Glasgow.

The above duties are not exhaustive and the post-holder will be required to undertake any other relevant duties as required by the PI which are commensurate with the grade of the post.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience



A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 7 (Advanced Higher / SVQ level 3 / HNC) or equivalent in a relevant biological science subject. A2. Knowledge of the principles of Crohn's Disease pathogenesis, and the immunology of inflammatory disease.

A3. Up to date knowledge of relevant laboratory Health and Safety legislation.


B1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9 (BSc Degree, SVQ level 4) or equivalent in relevant scientific discipline. B2. Knowledge of Equality and Diversity policy. B3. Knowledge of university of Glasgow rules and regulations.



C1. Skills with flow cytometry using fresh human samples, and techniques for modifying and measuring cellular production of cytokines,

C2. Skills with immunostaining of human tissue, and subsequent quantitative microscopic analysis and interpretation of results.

C3. IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programmes, image processing and analysis programmes and relevant databases C4. Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving abilities

C5. Proven interpersonal and communication skills C6. Numeracy and literacy skills

C7. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail C8. Excellent organisational and time management skills and an ability to prioritise workload to meet competing demands.

C9. Use of initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently C10. Ability to work individually and as part of a team.


D1. Skills with dissociation and flow cytometry of intestinal tissue samples. D2. Excellent skills in science communication and academic networking (e.g. presentations at scientific meetings, discussion with international collaborators)

D3. Excellent project management skills D4. Ability to learn new techniques through literature and consultation with other researchers.

D5. Ability to train students and new staff of highly used laboratory techniques.



E1. Significant relevant work experience within a similar environment, including evidence of previous professional development E2. Experience of understanding and interpreting the technical requirements of staff and students.

E3. Experience with flow cytometric analysis of human samples. E4. Experience in working with human intestinal tissue to investigate disease pathogenesis.


F1. Experience in working in partnership with industry on milestone-driven projects. F2. Experience in working with NHS staff to co-ordinate tissue collection.

Further Enquiries For enquiries regarding this post please contact Professor Simon Milling via email

Closing date: 30 November 2022

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 5, £23,715 - £27,929 per annum.

This post is full time, and has funding for up to 6 months fixed end date

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 102988 Close Date : 30-Nov-2022 23:45

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