Senior Research Laboratory Technician

University of Cambridge - Department of Zoology

Applications are invited for a part-time (29.2 hours per week: Monday to Friday with reduced hours or a 4-day week) BBSRC funded Research Laboratory Technician position to join the lab of Dr. Paul Conduit in the Department of Zoology, located in central Cambridge. The post-holder will be part of a vibrant team of researchers who use fruit flies to study how microtubule formation is regulated in cells.

The post-holder's primary responsibilities will be to maintain the lab's fly stock collection, help with fly handling and fly crosses, manage lab databases, organise lab meetings, process orders and help in the day-to-day running of the lab. They will also be expected to support lab members in their research and to participate in experiments as and when required. Training in fly handling and molecular biology will be provided.

The appointment will start 1st January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Essential skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly

Preferred skills:

  • Prior experience of working with Drosophila would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Prior experience in molecular biology would be an advantage, but not essential

Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be addressed to Dr. Paul Conduit

Please see the lab website for more information on our research

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 36 months.

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 quote reference PF13050 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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