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Goods-in Clerk/Laboratory Support (Part Time)

We are recruiting a part-time Goods-In Clerk/Laboratory Support Post for the MRC Mitochondrial Unit (MBU). Hours will be 25 per week Mon-Fri, with the understanding that further working hours may be required to cover team absences such as holidays.

The post holder will be within the Infrastructure team of the MBU, and will chiefly work as part of the joint Goods-in function in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The MRC MBU is a world-renowned centre for mitochondrial research Additional information can be found at

The post holder will accept deliveries of scientific consumables and equipment and check their contents and receipt goods, as part of a team of three. They will also be required to organise returns, deal with discrepancies and be responsible for maintaining central supplies of certain items used for research purposes. Other duties will include managing the daily supply of items from the small in-house 'stores', delivering internal orders to the scientists in the MBU and applying bar-codes to laboratory chemicals that are received and updating the database. From time to time they will be required to provide members of the MBU Infrastructure team with additional support, for example; equipment relocation, room clearances and other ad hoc projects.

Good communication skills and effective team working are essential, as is an organised approach. Previous experience of working in a similar environment is advantageous in this physically demanding role. Applicants must be numerate and literate and have experience of using email and spreadsheets.

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

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.

The closing date is 27 January 2019, with interviews to be held on 4 February 2019

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

Please quote reference SM17868 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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