A Research Laboratory Technician is required to join the RNA team in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Responsibilities will include initial laboratory maintenance, ordering and managing consumables, preparing reagents and media, maintaining equipment, databases and archives, ensuring health and safety compliance and the correct disposal of hazardous waste. Training in these aspects of the work will be provided as necessary. The post-holder may also occasionally be asked to assist researchers with experimental work. Attendance at weekly lab meetings would be encouraged.
The role requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines. Manual dexterity and IT skills are essential as well as the ability to function efficiently in a team. Work will be across a number of research groups therefore good communication and organizational skills are important.
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 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.
Part-time 18.25 hours per week. The working pattern is to a degree flexible and will be discussed at interview.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
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