Senior Sequencing Technician (Fixed Term) - internal applicants only

University of Cambridge
November 21, 2022
Offerd Salary:£30,502-£36,386
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Contract Type:Fixed-term The funds
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Senior Sequencing Technician (Fixed Term) - internal applicants only

The Stratified Medicine Core Laboratory (SMCL) NGS Hub is a research facility hosted by the University Of Cambridge Department Of Medical Genetics. The facility is involved in world class sequencing research partnerships with clients both within Cambridge University, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and across the UK, working on matters of national and international importance in the field of life sciences and routine medical diagnostics. The facility's aim is to provide a comprehensive and expert Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) service.

We are now seeking internal applications for an enthusiastic and independent Senior Sequencing Technician to join us. The successful applicant will have responsibility in supporting the SMCL team, providing a high-quality standard laboratory environment for sequencing. The applicant will be expected to perform complex cellular and molecular biological procedures (e.g. nucleic acid extractions, preparation of a wide range of highly complex libraries for next generation sequencing), as well as conducting experiments on behalf of researchers, academics, and other service users. They will also have primary responsibility for supervising three junior sequencing technicians, transferring knowledge and experience and ensuring high standards are maintained.

Our current sequencing platforms consist of, Illumina MiSeq, NextSeq500 and HiSeq4000. The facility also has a range of ancillary support hardware covering; nucleic acid extraction robotics (from blood, fresh/FFPE tissue etc), DNA shearing, liquid handling robotics, sample/library QC analysis.

Candidates should have extensive Molecular Biology & Genomics skills, with a strong background working in Research Laboratory settings as a Sequencing Technician. Experience with next-generation sequencing library preparations would be desirable, however full training will be given to successful candidate(s). You should be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a biological subject. A high level of attention to detail is required in laboratory work and previous use of SOPs and adhering to GLP is desirable. Good written and oral communication skills, and meticulous recording keeping are also essential.

For formal enquiries please contact Dr Graeme Clark on +44 (0) 1223 768020 or email:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 December 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Closing Date: 21st November 2022

Interview Date: 23-24 November 2022

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    Department of Medical Genetics






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    15 November 2022

    Closing date

    21 November 2022

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