Research Technician (2 posts)

We are looking for an experienced Research Technician to work as part of the Respiratory Clinical Research Group. This role will involve studying respiratory diseases such as those caused by pneumococcus and coronavirus.

The successful post-holder will provide technical support to senior researchers in various projects which focus on host susceptibility to pneumococcal disease and vaccine/immunological studies on respiratory pathogens (S. pneumoniae, SARS-CoV2, RSV). 

Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • Support the research team’s activities
  • Processing and storage of human samples following good clinical practice (GCP)
  • Ensure appropriate records of sample processing, storage, and shipment
  • Provide support on preparing SOPs, risk assessments and COSH forms
  • Maintenance and running of laboratory equipment
  • Excellent GCP compliance, laboratory record keeping including lab book 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an integral, dynamic and flexible member of fast-paced multi-disciplinary research team.  Ideally you will be able to demonstrate: 

  • BSc or MSc in a Biological Science
  • Experience on microbiology and molecular methods
  • Knowledge of safety regulations such as HTA, HSE, GLP and GCP
  • Relevant experience of working within a research laboratory
  • Experience on the use of quantitative research method
  • Meticulous attention to detail, accurate record keeping and reports
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise own work 

(For a full list of essential and desirable criteria please refer to the job description and person specification) 

Informal enquiries can be made to: 

Your workplace 

You will work in the Respiratory Infection and Vaccine Group that operates cross-site at Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust (LUHFT) and LSTM.  The Respiratory Infection and Vaccine group is positioned within the new Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator Building (LLSA), in close proximity to the Royal Hospital site of LUHFT (with a Phase 1 fully NHRA accredited Clinical Research Unit), LSTM and the University of Liverpool.  The new ‘Accelerator’ is a £25m state of the art research building that is a joint venture between LUHFT and LSTM.  It is the first development in the creation of a city centre health campus – The Knowledge Quarter.  The Accelerator Research Clinic (ARC) is a designated research space which allows the immediate processing of clinical samples as it is located next to the laboratories. We are COVID secure. This role will NOT be home-based due to the nature of the post. Appropriate PPE in line with National Guidance will of course be supplied.  

Additional benefits of joining LSTM: 

  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure days
  • Generous occupational pension schemes
  • Government backed “cycle to work” scheme.
  • Affiliated, discounted staff membership to the University of Liverpool Sports Centre
  • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies 

Closing Date: 25th October 2021 

Application Process: To apply for the position please click HERE and upload your CV and Covering Letter. 

Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we may close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role.


Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM.  

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.   

About LSTM 

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.   

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies 



LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy