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Research Technician in Vertebrate Anatomical Imaging

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Location:  Hawkshead Campus, Nr Potters Bar
Salary:  £24,505
per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing Date:   Thursday 11 August 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 22 August 2016
Reference:   CBS-0122-16

This is a fixed term contract until 1 December 2016.

You will be a Research Technician who will work in the Structure & Motion Lab, where you will support comparative biomechanics research investigating the evolution of sesamoid (tendon/ligament-anchored) bones in terrestrial vertebrates. The work will heavily involve anatomical dissection and 3D imaging using CT and other scan data of recent and fossil animals.

Related research:
http://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-facilities/structure-and-motion/projects/elephants-get-a-%E2%80%98sixth-toe%E2%80%99-for-christmas-after-a-300-year-wait
and  http://whatsinjohnsfreezer.com/2012/10/30/patella-phd/

This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is led by Prof. John R. Hutchinson, along with other collaborators including Dr. Andrew Pitsillides (RVC).
Team information: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/john-hutchinson

You will assist all stages of the research. This may include handling of experimental animals (e.g. lizards), collection and analysis of data and implementing Good Research Practice and Health and Safety. Skills in 3D visualization of anatomy are essential to the project; experience in palaeontology or biomechanics would also be helpful.

You should have enthusiasm for research, a science-related degree and hands-on experience with anatomical study in animals. You must be willing to work with live animals and cadaveric dissection.

We offer a generous reward package.
 



The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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