Laboratory Technician

University of Cambridge
April 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742-£29,605
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Laboratory Technician

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology wishes to appoint a Laboratory Technician (Chemical) to support the laboratories of this multidisciplinary, busy and friendly department, located on the West Cambridge Site. You will advise and assist graduate students and staff in their teaching and research work.

This support will include handling and installing gas cylinders, handling cryogenic fluids, and setting up, operating and maintaining scientific equipment, including engineering rigs, and a range of analytical laboratory equipment. The work involves the ordering and handling of chemicals, ensuring a high standard of housekeeping in the labs and dealing safely with chemical waste disposal. You will need good all-round laboratory skills and a good knowledge of laboratory health and safety will be a distinct advantage.

The ideal candidate will already have hands on experience, enabling them to advise on the selection and safe use of chemicals and will be familiar with specialised experimental and analytical equipment and techniques used in research laboratories, enabling them to train and assist research workers and under/postgraduate students to work safely and effectively. They will also cover for other members of the laboratory team, where necessary and for this some knowledge of the procedures for the disposal of biological waste would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least A level, NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a chemical or engineering subject, and/or have equivalent practical experience gained in research laboratories or similar.

They will be well motivated, reliable, be able to work on their own as well as in a team, and be able to give clear instructions to students and researchers. For a full list of the duties, terms and conditions of the posts, and requisite experience, please see the attached Further information document below. More information about the Department is available here: www.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact [email protected]

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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

Please quote reference NQ41091 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
  • Further information
  • Department/Location

    Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, West Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    27 March 2024

    Closing date

    25 April 2024

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