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Research Laboratory Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

The Alzheimer's Research UK Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) is seeking a Research Laboratory Coordinator to join its growing team.

The Cambridge DDI is part of a network of world-class Drug Discovery Institutes, funded by Alzheimer's Research UK, forming the Alzheimer's Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance. The Cambridge DDI prosecutes drug discovery projects from target to in vivo proof of concept and beyond for novel targets in the neurodegeneration therapeutic area.

Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), you will have authority to coordinate and oversee the running of the research laboratories to ensure the efficient use of resources and will liaise with the Heads of Biology and Chemistry to ensure the effective operation of the institute. You will be responsible for ensuring that documentation associated with Health and Safety is kept up-to-date and will assist the CSO in ensuring the safe running of the institute. You will have responsibility for procurement and effective provision of equipment, reagents and consumables, ensuring efficient use of resources. You will ensure the smooth running of the laboratories through equipment maintenance and upkeep. You will also support the institute through administration such as staff inductions and coordinating meetings as well as other activities.

Specific enquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr. John Skidmore (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

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.

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

Closing date for applications is the 17th December 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference SA14047 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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