Pathology Technician – MLC 2243

Medical Research Council

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Open Date
11/09/2023, 13:00
Shut Date
01/10/2023, 23:55

MRC Mary Lyon Centre

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC) is positioned in an increasing science and innovation campus in Oxfordshire and is an internationally famend centre on the forefront of genetics analysis.  Because the hub of the brand new Nationwide Mouse Genetics Community, the specialist amenities and capabilities of the MLC assist quite a lot of analysis teams throughout the UK to speed up our understanding of human illnesses, reminiscent of most cancers, developmental problems and neurodegeneration. 

The Medical Analysis Council (MRC) is a superb place to work and progress your profession.  The MRC encourages the combination of medical and discovery analysis to elucidate each illness processes and potential new therapies. The MLC gives important scientific assist for the UK biomedical neighborhood and focuses on preclinical analysis utilizing mouse fashions, which helps medical analysis and remedy discovery.  

The MRC is a superb place to develop your self additional and a spread of coaching & growth alternatives shall be obtainable to you, together with skilled registration with the Science Council.

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MRC – 5

Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

£27,600 – £29,325 every year, depending on expertise and expertise


Technical & Scientific Professionals

Full Time

General Objective:

To offer necropsy assist throughout the Pathology division. 

Primary Duties/Key Duties:


  • Efficiency of dissections together with specialised methods e.g. perfusions
  • Number of tissues for embedding previous to tissue processing
  • Tissue cut-in, embedding and processing of tissues
  • Chopping of sections and fundamental staining

 Time Administration

  • Smart administration of scheduled work
  • Scheduling of short-notice emergency work

 High quality Assurance & Report Conserving

  • Authorship, overview and compliance of SOPs, danger assessments and COSHH paperwork
  • Sustaining databases and protecting varied information and logs updated as per necessities for ISO 9001 certification
  • Guaranteeing that coaching is stored updated

  Archiving & Inventory Management

  • Guaranteeing that each one consumables, reagents and chemical compounds are logged and saved
  • Guaranteeing all samples are logged, saved and archived appropriately e.g. moist tissue archive/ frozen tissue archive

Working Relationships:

The post-holder will report back to the Head of Pathology Companies and work inside a workforce of Pathology technicians. They are going to be anticipated to liaise with inner and exterior clients in addition to service engineers and suppliers. 

Extra Data:

  • The post-holder could often be required to journey to attend conferences or coaching
  • Assist shall be supplied in direction of skilled registration with the Science Council

Equality & Range:

The MRC values the varied expertise and expertise of its workers and is dedicated to reaching equality of remedy for all.  Our targets are that each one people shall have equal alternatives for employment and development on the idea of their expertise, aptitudes and skills.  The MRC is dedicated to the engagement and retention of the absolute best expertise and to creating an setting that encourages excellence in scientific analysis by good equality and variety management and administration. 

Company/Native Duties & Necessities:

The post-holder should always perform their duties with due regard to the MRC’s:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Equality and Range coverage
  • Well being and Security coverage
  • Information Safety and Safety coverage 

Job descriptions needs to be reviewed frequently and on the annual appraisal.  Any modifications needs to be made and agreed between the post-holder and their supervisor. 

The above lists aren’t exhaustive and the post-holder is required to undertake such duties as could fairly be requested throughout the scope of the put up.  All workers are required to behave professionally, cooperatively and flexibly in step with the necessities of the put up and the MRC.

Training/{Qualifications}/Coaching Required:


  • Report of coaching in necropsy 


  • Report of coaching in histology
  • Residence Workplace private licence
  • Related BSc, HND

Earlier Work Expertise Required:


  • Expertise of routine rodent necropsy methods 


  • Expertise of routine histology methods
  • Current expertise of necropsy and/or histology in a high-throughput setting
  • Expertise of working inside a quality-management system
  • Expertise of working in a business or service-led setting

Information and Expertise:


  • Competence and information in necropsy ideas and observe
  • Laptop literacy 


  • Competence and information in histology ideas and observe
  • In-depth information of mouse anatomy and physiology

Private expertise/Behaviours/Qualities:


  • Wonderful communication expertise
  • Wonderful consideration to element
  • Versatile method to work to make sure altering priorities and deadlines are met
  • A service-delivery focus
  • Skill to work on day-to-day features each independently and as a part of a workforce 


  • Expertise in coaching others

The MRC is a superb place to work and progress your profession, be it in scientific analysis or the assist features.The MRC is a singular working setting the place our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration alternatives that the MRC title brings. The MRC is a superb place to develop your self additional and a spread of coaching & growth alternatives shall be obtainable to you, together with skilled registration with the Science Council.
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