Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Updated: 10 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 28 Apr 2021

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Laboratory Technician who will be based in the Blood Processing Laboratory (BPL). The BPL is a central processing facility for translational and research studies, primarily focused on processing cancer patient blood samples for the isolation of plasma, circulating tumour DNA and lymphocytes. The BPL is located in the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, Addenbrookes Hospital and is a satellite laboratory of the Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL). The Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory aims to translate cutting edge methods for advanced diagnosis and clinical management of cancer, in order to support the development of the Integrative Cancer Medicine Program of the Cambridge Cancer Centre.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and independent Research Laboratory Technician to join our research team in the Blood Processing Laboratory. The successful applicant will play a major role in supporting the laboratory team in processing research samples following GCLP quality guidelines. Routine duties will include the collection of patient samples from within Addenbrookes Hospital, processing patient samples (primarily blood but also ascites, urine, pleural fluid and tumour biopsies) and ensuring that all documentation and laboratory records are maintained meticulously.

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. Working within the current research team, the role holder will support the full scope of the laboratories' activities. This role would be suitable for someone with a strong science background who may be new to laboratory procedures.

Informal enquiries may be made to Mark Lucas on ml947@medschl.cam.ac.uk .

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

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

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The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 28 April 2021 with interviews expected to take place either on 12 May 2021.

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 RD26269 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.

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