Research Laboratory Technician - NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 24 May 2021

NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (NIHR BioResource) is recruiting a Research Laboratory Technician to assist the Research Laboratory Manager in the day to day operation of the Rare Disease RNA Phenotyping research laboratory.

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

The goal of the NIHR BioResource Rare Disease project is to drive forward diagnosis and gene discovery for patients with rare genetic diseases.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website: .

The role will be responsible for processing time-sensitive biological samples for projects ensuring that high quality data is obtained, targets are met on time and that all data is entered into the appropriate databases, whilst making sure that all activities are undertaken in accordance with EU and UK Statutory requirements and principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Candidates should have experience that is relevant to the post, including practical experience of laboratory technician/biological scientific research work, knowledge of the appropriate regulations and best practice and a high degree of precision and accuracy.

See the Further Information link below for full details and Person Specification.

This appointment is full-time, 36.5 hours per week.

NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of a 5 year funding cycle. The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2022 in the first instance. A further 5 years of NIHR funding will be dependent on our successful application for renewal.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre). Work - life balance is important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are open to discussion on flexible working.

For informal queries about the vacancy or the application process, please contact Natasha Morgan, Rare Disease RNA Phenotyping Project Manager at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for this vacancy is 24 May 2021 with interviews expected to be held on week commencing 07 June 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RB26446 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.

Further information
Apply online
View or Apply

Similar Positions