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Research Laboratory Coordinator (Fixed Term)

The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care (one of Europe's leading academic departments of population health sciences) is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary group currently comprising >70 staff and students. Due to recent expansion, an opportunity has arisen for a Research Laboratory Coordinator who has laboratory experience and is interested in joining world-leading large-scale studies of cardiovascular disease.

The key purpose of this role is to provide technical coordination support for research activities in order to ensure the smooth running of the CEU laboratory. Key responsibilities are to i) prepare and store samples, ii) set up equipment and coordinate sample shipment, iii) support laboratory administration, iv) ensure laboratory users observe health and safety procedures, v) assist with safety in the laboratory, and vi) purchase laboratory supplies and minor equipment.

The successful candidate will be educated to A level, NVQ level 3 or have equivalent level of practical experience. They will be able to demonstrate knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to laboratory technician work along with a high degree of precision and accuracy, good IT and communication skills. Practical experience of laboratory technician/biological scientific research work is essential.

The funds for this post is available until 31 March 2021.

Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Silvia Alonso Rodriguez via e-mail

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: 20 February 2019

Interview Date: w/c 25 February 2019.

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 RH18099 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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