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Media-Glass Washing Assistant (Maternity Cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for a glass washer/media assistant to complement our existing conscientious, technical support team at the Gurdon Institute. The team provides glass washing support and prepares media for the research groups at the Institute. This job involves collecting re-usable glass and plasticware from the laboratories, washing and sterilising them using glass washing equipment and autoclaves and returning them to the communal storage areas. The duties also include some media preparation, checking and maintaining stock levels of sterile glass and plasticware and associated consumables.

The job holder is required to interact well with others, be helpful and flexible and to work carefully to set standards. Previous experience of working as a glass washer in a laboratory environment would be preferable but not essential as training will be provided.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact The Deputy Administrator at Please quote reference PR12209 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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