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Laboratory Support Assistant/Media Technician


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 looking to recruit a Laboratory Support Assistant to work as the primary Media Technician within the Glass wash and Media Facility. The aim of the team is to provide a high quality service preparing laboratory reagents and culture media within the Institute.

You should have organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload. Customer service skills are essential. You will have previous experience of media preparation, good sterile technique, attention to detail, numeracy and calculation skills, specifically using metric weights and molarity.

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 Thursday 30th November 2017, with interviews likely to be held w/c 4th December 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 SW13924 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.

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