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Laboratory Support Assistant

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.

We are currently looking to recruit a Laboratory Support Assistant to be primarily based on the Laboratory Floors. You will be involved in the specialist cleaning of cell culture rooms and laboratory equipment, maintaining stocks of essential glass and plastic ware as well as providing routine support for the research laboratories at the CI.

You should have good organisational skills and ability to prioritise your workload. Good customer service skills are essential, along with a basic knowledge in science.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Donna Leaford by email:

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2017.

Please quote reference SW13907 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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