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Research Laboratory Technician (Phenotyping and Cytomics Assistant x2) (Fixed Term)


Two laboratory technician positions have become available to aid the running of the busy, expanding shared laboratory resource in the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Cell Phenotyping Hub, based at the Jeoffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre and at Addenbrooke's Hospital in E6. The BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub is a science technology platform providing services in the Clinical School and across Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to support multiple laboratory routine techniques for our phenotyping and cytomics sub-teams. The roles will involve supporting covid-19 research and other studies and clinical work of national interest by providing extensive smooth and reliable specialist phenotyping, cell processing and sorting service to researchers on Campus across the whole Hub portfolio.

We welcome candidates without prior experience in flow cytometry if they have a working understanding of fundamentals of this technology and have aptitude for technical and laboratory work and engineering. Full training will be given, though prior experience is a distinct advantage. The successful candidates will have an exciting opportunity to become specialists in a rapidly evolving field of phenotyping and cytomics. They will learn to operate and maintain the state-of-the-art-specialist cytomics equipment including high-end flow cytometry equipment (over 30 instruments such as multiple sorters and analysers, magnetic separator, confocal microscopes, high content array scan and other kits).

The successful candidates should have experience in cellular, immunological and molecular methods. They will have a qualification in a relevant scientific subject and have experience of scientific work in biomedical laboratory (ideally, in CL2 laboratories) and be cleared for working with human blood and tissue or willing to obtain the clearance. Experience in providing service to other teams is a plus. The proven ability to learn advanced technologies, operate complex biomedical equipment and trouble-shoot it as well as team ability, flexible approach to work and readiness to work to the lab operational pattern are essential criteria. The lab operates late/night shifts for clinical scientific service according to rota (covering 8am -11 pm) and the post will require frequent late shift work and occasional weekend work.

Closing date: Thursday 9th December 2021 Interview: TBC Pervious applicants need not apply.

Funds for these posts are available until 31st January 2022 in the first instance.

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