Laboratory and Facility Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2021

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.

We are seeking a Laboratory and Facility Assistant to support the daily operation of the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit (MHU). You will be managing and ensuring the smooth day to day running of the MHU tissue culture rooms and providing crucial support services for all research groups across the Unit. As well as providing general assistance to the Laboratory and Facility Manager, with ordering, receipting and distribution of goods, assisting with dealing with suppliers, and maintaining the fixed asset register and liaising with engineers for equipment maintenance and repair.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, candidate with a proactive approach that can work under their own initiative within the guidance of the Laboratory and Facility Manager. Full training will be provided on the use of equipment and laboratory procedures.

You will be educated to A-level or above in life sciences, with relevant experience working in a scientific environment of a similar role. Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice and laboratory health and safety regulations relevant to the post are essential, along with excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage stock.  You must be computer literate, with the flexibility and willingness to work with minimal supervision on tasks and have good attention to detail for completing records and reports.  Experience of maintaining laboratory equipment is desirable.

This post is offered on a full-time basis and is fixed-term until 31 March 2022, funded by the Medical Research Council.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Wednesday 21 April 2021. Interviews to be held on Wednesday 2 May 2021.


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