Research Laboratory Technician Fixed Term

University of Cambridge - Department of Paediatrics

The Department of Paediatrics is a recognised international centre for research in child health and development. The department also has close links with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Addenbrooke's Women's and Children's Division with collaborative research opportunities in a number of paediatric sub-speciality areas including intensive care, neurology, oncology, neonatology, gastroenterology and paediatric respiratory / allergy medicine. The Department of Paediatrics has close collaborative research links with a number of nationally and internationally based research groups and manages approximately 9.5million pounds of research grant funding from various government, charitable body and industry sources annually.

This post will be based initially at the Clifford Allbutt building and then at the Stem Cell Institute at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. Applications are invited for the position of a full-time research technician in the laboratory of Professor David Rowitch studying effects of gene mutation on myelin biology in a class of disorders called leukodystrophies. This project is aimed towards potential patient-specific disease models and therapies.

The main duties will encompass a wide range of techniques and will include but not limited to Cell culture, Ordering consumables for the group and Microscopy-Histology.

Practical experience working with mammalian cell culture and qPCR is essential. Experience with chemistry and/or bioengineering would be advantageous.

Good communication, organisational skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The post may require a flexible approach to working hours.

A levels or degree in biological or biomedical subject or equivalent experience.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System if you have not already and log in before completing 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.

The closing date for applications is the 28th August 2017 with interviews likely to be held on 6th September 2017.

Please quote reference RP12883 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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