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Histology Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Toxicology Unit is currently based in Leicester, and will relocate to Cambridge in 2020.

We are looking to appoint a Histology Research Laboratory Technician to join the core facility providing specialist histology support to research programmes within the Toxicology Unit. The histology unit is expanding, and houses state-of-the art facilities for research histological methods.

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent in biomedical science, NHS biomedical science training in histopathology, or an equivalent level of research experience. Applicants require experience of FFPE tissue preparation and handling, microtomy, and histological and immunohistochemical staining methods. Applicants should have an appetite for learning and optimising new techniques. Further experience with digital pathology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridisation, multiplex immunoassays and automated immunostaining would be an advantage.

Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at

This post is for three years, funded by Celgene.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a health assessment.

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 Rebecca Heatherley (

Please quote reference PU15020 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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