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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) within the DPHPC (one of Europe's leading academic departments of population health sciences) is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary group currently comprising >60 staff and students. Due to recent expansion, an opportunity has arisen for a laboratory technician who has laboratory experience and is interested in joining world-leading large-scale studies of cardiovascular disease.

The three main responsibilities of this role will be to communicate with laboratories and service providers worldwide, coordinating the logistical aspects for a range projects; catalogue predominantly frozen biological samples, maintaining meticulous records and; prepare, receive and collect regular sample shipments.

The post-holder should be educated to degree level of GCSE level grade A-C, NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a science subject or equivalent level of practical experience. The post-holder will also have experience of working in a laboratory environment and working with a large sample repository. Applicants should be experienced in using the main Microsoft Office programmes, especially Excel, Word and Outlook.

The post-holder should have a good understanding of the Health and Safety implications of working with human tissues and should be able to work according to SOPs. The post-holder should also be able to work with a methodological approach to problem-solving, have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as having a proactive and team player attitude.

The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN

Informal enquiries can be made to Ms Silvia Alonso Rodriguez by email ( or telephone 01223 748614.

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.

Closing Date: 22 May 2018

Interview Date: 31st May or 4th June 2018

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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

Please quote reference RH14756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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