Laboratory Technician - Tissue Culture and Media Kitchen (Part Time)

University of Cambridge
May 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742-£29,605
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Laboratory Technician - Tissue Culture and Media Kitchen (Part Time)

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease.

We are looking to appoint two Research Laboratory Technicians to provide tissue culture, laboratory and media kitchen support to our research groups.

Hours will be approximately 20 per week Monday to Friday.

Main aspects of the role include:

  • Maintain levels of Tissue Culture and laboratory consumables
  • Collection of used glassware from laboratories. Cleaning and sterilising glassware and ensuring adequate supplies are available for use
  • Provide a mycoplasma testing service - obtaining samples from research staff, perform lab-based assay, analyse results and present to research staff
  • Collect and dispose of bagged general, biological, and chemical waste, including use of autoclaves
  • Prepare media/buffer solutions
  • Prepare Tissue Culture media additives using aseptic techniques
  • Regular cleaning of Tissue Culture rooms and equipment
  • Write, maintain and review Standard Operating Procedures and risk assessments
  • Primary contact for DHL/FedEx shipments and receipts, nationally and internationally
  • You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be well organised and a reliable team player. You should be educated to A level, NVQ level 3 or have equivalent level of practical experience. Experience of working in a similar role is desirable together with a knowledge of laboratory practices.

    The University offers a range of staff benefits which include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases
  • An annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave (including bank holidays)
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores
  • We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Further information can be found on our website: https: // www.

    Please quote reference PU41582 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Department/Location

    MRC Toxicology Unit, Central Cambridge


    £25,742-£29,605 pro rata




    Assistant staff


    8 May 2024

    Closing date

    23 May 2024

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