Casual Research Technician (Sleep and Circadian Health study)
In partnership with the Blind Veterans UK, Circadian Therapeutics is running a survey to identify sleep and circadian disruption experienced by vision impaired individuals in order to provide informed feedback to the Visually Impaired UK community about living with sleep and circadian disruption.
We are looking for a Research Technician on a Casual contract basis to provide support in the data collection of the Sleep and Circadian Health study (see www.circadiantherapeutics.com/blind-veterans-study/ for further information).
Our study will take place at the Blind Veterans UK Residential Care Facility in Ovingdean. The role includes regular administration of cognitive tests, set up of PSG (polysomnography), assist in the collection of saliva samples, preparation of participant meals (pre-prepared), and general monitoring of participants during testing periods. Technicians will also be required to assist in processing blood samples to extract PBMCs according to a detailed protocol.
All training is provided for all aspects of the study and staff are supervised at all times - so while some experience is ideal, particularly in a wet-lab setting, it’s not essential. This is a unique experience to get some insight into what is involved in human research studies. Individuals who have an interest in research or would like to understand more about what is involved in a career in research would be prioritised (please mention this when you apply).
The study will run during the week as well as some weekends and the role will include both day and night shifts. For this reason we are looking for individuals that are based in the Brighton area.