Histology Research Laboratory Technician

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Apr 2021

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, located at the University of Cambridge, is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The histopathology facility houses state-of-the art facilities for research histological methods and provides specialist histology support to our research groups.

The role holder will be a part of the histopathology team providing a high-quality service across a range of methods including formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) histology, tissue micro array (TMA) construction, in situ assays including immunohistochemistry and RNAScope (chromogenic, fluorescent and multiplex), histological slide imaging (Hamamatsu Nanozoomer, Akoya Vectra), and image analysis (Path XL, Visiopharm, Akoya InForm). The role holder is expected to provide support, training, and advice to Unit researchers, and to support the histopathology manager in the smooth running of the facility.

Applicants should have a qualification equitable to HND/HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualifications; or an equivalent level of practical experience; or NHS Biomedical science training in histopathology. Applicants should have an enthusiasm to learn and optimise new procedures and techniques.

Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

This is a permanent and core-funded position, with MRC funding available up to March 2023 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 security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/29080 .

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Bronwen Chamberlain at bc535@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PU26031 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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