Research Laboratory Technician

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 9, 2022


Research Laboratory Technician

This post fulfils a crucial role in the Department with responsibility for the smooth running of the 2nd floor organic research laboratories and organic satellite areas around the Department. The role holder will be the chief technician supporting 9 academics and around 80 research personnel and will manage a research laboratory technician.

Duties will include providing advice on all aspects of practical chemistry and associated equipment to research personnel; distilling solvents daily; setting up and maintaining a service program of vacuum pumps, both rotary oil pumps and diaphragm pumps; responsibility for overseeing the setting up of overnight reactions; maintaining accounts for all services including requesting or raising order requisitions for distilled solvents, glassblowing work & other services with a responsibility for administering an annual turnover circa £30K p.a.

The successful candidate will have at least an HNC or equivalent in chemistry with an in depth knowledge and experience of laboratory work and procedures. They will be able to demonstrate well developed interpersonal and leadership skills; excellent organisational and communication skills; the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels; the ability to prioritise, to work under pressure and to use initiative. Previous experience of working in a higher education / research environment, good IT skills plus management experience would be an advantage.

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Please quote reference MA33230 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Further information
  • Further information
  • Department/Location

    Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry






    Assistant staff


    16 September 2022

    Closing date

    9 October 2022