University of Cambridge

Job Opportunities


Teaching/Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

A Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes and providing support to one or more research groups in the Department of Biochemistry. During University term time the primary role will be to assist in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. When classes are not operating and out of term it is anticipated that the role holder will support nominated research groups. The teaching labs also host external events and outreach activities which this position will support. Typically the position will support teaching for around 80% of the time during term and the opposite ratio in favour of research groups outside term. Working with a small number of research groups will allow the successful candidate to build relationships with the groups and their science.

The role requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential as well as the ability to function efficiently in a small team and multi-national research groups.

Ideally you will have studied to A Level/ BTEC or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques will also be considered for this role. Previous experience in a laboratory environment is essential. Laboratory experience within a higher education environment will be advantageous.

This is a full-time position, Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo 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.

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball -

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team -

Please quote reference PH15819 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.

Apply online