Imaging Technician

Job Description

  • Manage and oversee all imaging equipment in the department such as confocal widefield fluorescence and brightfield microscopes.

  • Provide training and support to users on a variety of microscopy equipment and image analysis software.


BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent



  • Experience of microscopy/imaging in a research environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent general lab and IT skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and independently to identify and address operational issues


In the Department of Informatics we are launching a new PGT Guidance Group scheme, an initiative designed to help students transition into postgraduate studies and enrich their experience at KCL. Recognising that students, particularly those arriving from diverse backgrounds and international locales, might face challenges in forging connections and navigating the academic landscape, this scheme seeks to bridge those gaps.

We are looking for mentors who are interested and available to act as a mentor of 5-6 PGT students at a networking event taking place on October 31, 2023. Mentors should be comfortable speaking about their own experience of settling in to their postgraduate study, or into London. Mentors will also attend a 15-minute briefing session online with the Informatics PGT Senior Tutor prior to the event. 

The theme of the first event is Settling in. This session is designed to guide students in establishing achieving a balanced academic and personal life, and forging personal connections with their guidance group members. This will be the first time that Guidance Group members will have met each other. 


Currently enrolled within an Informatics MSci or PhD programme.  


At least one year of experience living in London. 

Volunteer participant to assist second-year medical students during living anatomy tutorials. The participant would be required to lie on an examination table and act as a subject to be imaged using ultrasound. The session focuses on imaging of the abdomen, specifically the liver, kidneys and aorta, so the participant would need to be comfortable to expose the abdominal (stomach) area.


No qualifications are required.


No experience or skills are required. The participant would only be required to lie on an examination table.

The successful candidate will be part of a team testing viral vector gene therapy reagents aimed at treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) on a commercially funded project. The aim of the project is to optimise the dose and delivery of gene supplement and knock-down vectors in cellular and animal models of disease as proof of concept and efficacy for potential clinical application. Working with Professor Shaw the candidate will join a team of Technicians and Post-doctoral scientists analysing cells and tissues transduced with plasmid and vector constructs and quantify the effects on target gene expression. For in vivo work the candidate will take care of different mouse colonies from breeding to sacrifice stage (including behavioural phenotyping studies), harvest and prepare tissues for histological sectioning, staining, imaging and quantitative analyses. In vivo work will be conducted over two different sites (Denmark Hill and Waterloo Campus). All experiments will be undertaken at a very high standard and all data treated with complete confidentiality.

Longer-term employment opportunities for will arise for the right candidates



  • BSc in Neuroscience or equivalent biological field

  • Personal License Rodent Handling 



Essential Experience in Animal handling 

In vivo experimental methods 

Rodent colony maintenance and genotyping 

Experience in rodent colony maintenance and genotyping

Expertise in animal tissue processing and immunohistochemistry

Experience in microscopy

Ability to work independently and within a team

Administrative skills for careful record keeping

Conscientious and organised

Ability to time manage appropriately

Willing to work during some weekends and bank holidays