Research Laboratory Technician [Temporary Cover]

University of Cambridge
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742-£29,605
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Research Laboratory Technician Temporary Cover

We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician to join the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.

The CEU recruits many tens of thousands of participants to its large-scale studies. Biological samples are collected as part of these studies and the Unit now holds >1.5 million samples across its portfolio of bio-resources, with this number expected to triple over the next few years.

You will assist in the cataloguing, picking and aliquoting of biological samples (predominantly frozen human blood samples at -80°C) and the maintenance of accurate electronic records and manifests. Retrieving and preparing biological samples for shipments, including routine aliquoting of samples as necessary.

You will also arrange receipt and collection of sample shipments from in and outside the UK ensuring that samples are received, stored and shipped correctly.

You will provide technical support for teaching and research activity in order to ensure the smooth running of the research facility. In addition, they will keep track of the laboratory supply stock and will place orders to suppliers.

The successful candidate will be expected to have GCSE level grade A-C/NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a science subject/equivalent level of practical experience; practical experience of laboratory technician work; excellent communications skills; experience of working with biological samples and availability for occasional out of hours cover for maintenance of freezer alarm.

This role is full-time. We welcome part-time applications for no less than 60% FTE.

Temporary cover: this post is to cover for the absence of team members and will be for 16 months or the return of the post-holder whichever is the earlier.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Pension schemes

  • Hybrid working through a blend of remote and office working

  • Family-friendly initiatives

  • Career development opportunities

  • Support for health & mental wellbeing

  • Generous holiday entitlement

  • The post will be located at Strangeways Research Laboratory on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN. Informal enquiries can be made to Sam Farrow via email [email protected]

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

    To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' section of the advertisement published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online Application form.

    Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    The closing date for applications is: 22nd May 2024

    The interview date for the role is: 30th May 2024

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

    Please quote reference RH41530 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.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit






    Assistant staff


    2 May 2024

    Closing date

    22 May 2024

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