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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Laboratory Technician to join the ACED Clinical Research Team at the Early Cancer Institute ( on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the cutting edge of new technologies for the early detection of cancer.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and pro-active Research Laboratory Technician to join our ACED Clinical Research team. The successful applicant will play a major role in supporting the team in processing research samples from participants who are joining a bioresource, ACED cohort ( and will be working to GCLP quality guidelines. Duties will include the collection and processing of samples (primarily blood but also urine and saliva) and ensuring that all documentation and laboratory records are maintained meticulously to comply with HTA regulations. The role also requires logging and transferring samples to storage facilities using electronic databases and participation in regular HTA audits.

A high level of attention to detail and organization is required, as well as relevant experience in laboratory work. Previous experience of using a laboratory information management system (LIMS) or sample-tracking software would be advantageous. Good written and oral communication skills are essential. This role would be suitable for someone with a strong science background.

Informal enquiries may be made to Alice Groves, ACED Principal Research Nurse, Email:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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

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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.

Closing date: 18th June 2023

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RD36883 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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