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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity is available for a Laboratory Technician to help support the Unit's research into type 2 diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders. The MRC Epidemiology Unit is based within the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge where it has state-of-the-art laboratories with advanced automation for genetic and biomarker based technologies.

The post holder will provide biological sample management, biobanking and biomarker measurement pipelines core laboratory support. They must be fully competent in clinical laboratory processing techniques such as fractionation, aliquotting and sample preparation procedures alongside having experience of DNA based applications such as DNA extraction, quantification and PCR. They should be able to record and track laboratory data using the Laboratory Information Management system (LIMS). Further responsibilities would include working occasionally at weekends and late evenings, on-call rota for freezer alarms and participating in the general running of the lab.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, strong organisational skills, a good team spirit and ideally experience of handling biological samples and laboratory automation.

Please contact Tolulope Osunnuyi (; 01223 761423) for informal enquiries.

The closing date is 31st October 2021 and interviews will likely be held on 15th November 2021.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2023 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SJ28424 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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