Research Laboratory Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Deadline: 11 Mar 2021

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease.

We have recently moved into our new laboratories within the recently refurbished Gleeson building, Central Cambridge, and are looking to appoint a Research Laboratory Support Technician to provide day to day practical support across two of our research groups.

Main aspects of the role include:

  • Assist with general laboratory housekeeping, procurement, collection and distribution of equipment and consumables
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organisation of incubators, microbiological safety cabinets and fume hoods
  • Monitor condition of refrigerators and freezers and maintain stocks within the laboratory
  • Assist with the maintenance of the equipment asset register, chemical inventory system (Cheminventory) and as required liaise with the Laboratory and Facilities manager on tasks
  • Disposal of chemical and biological waste
  • Assist with general Health & Safety protocols to ensure safe working practices within the laboratories
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, help to organise PAT testing and basic repair of apparatus/equipment
  • Where possible carry out basic experimental work under the instruction of the Head of Group as required

You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, be well organised and a reliable team player. You should be educated to at least GSCE level/ level 2 vocational qualification in a science subject, or with the equivalent level of practical experience.

This is an open-ended position funded by the MRC.

Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at:

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Informal enquiries are invited and can be directed to Sian Leech-Mills Email:

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Bronwen Chamberlain at

Please quote reference PU25816 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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