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Scientific Support Assistant


Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Due to the development of a new laboratory floor, we are recruiting to the following positions within the Laboratory Management team, providing support to the research groups and core facilities at the Cambridge Institute.

The role holder will work closely with the Senior Scientific Support Asst (SSSA) and will assist with the ordering, supply, delivery and maintenance of specialist gas stocks, as well as laboratory consumables required by the Research Labs. The role involves the filling of specialist equipment with Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Helium and deputising for the SSSA, when necessary. The role holder will work in several different areas within the Institute so flexibility and a willingness to work where required at short notice is essential. Manual handling will be a key part of this role.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

The closing date for applications is 7th May 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 15th May 2017.

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

Please quote reference SW11891 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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