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Senior Research Laboratory Technician

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking a Senior Research Laboratory Technician to provide comprehensive support for the research of Professor Richard Farndale based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry in central Cambridge. The role is also expected to provide general support to three other groups in the Hopkins Building located in the same area.

Hands-on laboratory work will include manipulation of peptides prior to testing by ELISA and in cell culture. The successful candidate will take blood from volunteers for use in the laboratory, maintain cell lines, and ship peptides worldwide. They will be responsible for managing many aspects of a busy research laboratory, including safety, the oversight and purchase of chemicals, and arranging the maintenance of equipment. Experience of working in a cell biology/biochemistry/haematology laboratory will be desirable, but full training will be provided as necessary.

The successful candidate should have qualifications in a relevant science subject, and they will have to demonstrate good organisational and communication skills.

Informal enquiries about the position can be sent to Ryan Bentley (

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.

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (

Please quote reference PH13030 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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