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Scientific Support Assistant

Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are currently looking to recruit a Scientific Support Assistant to join the Laboratory Management team. You will be working with the Senior Scientific Support Assistant to provide a high standard of support to the Research Laboratories and Core Facilities at the CI, assisting with the management and distribution of laboratory core consumables that are required by the Research Labs. Additionally, you will be involved with the management of the supply and delivery of compressed gases, cryogens and solvents services throughout the Institute.

You should be self-motivated with good organisational skills, a basic science knowledge and experience working within a laboratory environment. Knowledge of cryogens and compressed gases would be an advantage but full training will be provided. The role will also involve a significant amount of manual handling such as the moving of large boxes, gas cylinders and laboratory furniture.

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Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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The closing date for all applications is Monday 30th May 2022 with interviews to be held 8th June 2022.

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

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 quote reference SW31247 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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