Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Cytomics)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

An exciting position has become available to aid the running of the busy, expanding facilities in the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Cell Phenotyping Hub, based at Addenbrooke's Hospital in E6. The BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub is a central shared flow cytometry and imaging laboratory resource of the Clinical School. It is equipped with state-of-the-art-specialist cytomics equipment  including multiple sorters and analysers, magnetic separator, two confocal and an epifluorescence microscope, laser capture microscope, cellomics high content array scan and other kits.

The role of the post holder will be to aid in the provision a smooth and reliable specialist cytomics and phenotyping service to researchers on Campus. They will be supporting different teams working on various research projects, thereby making a significant contribution to translational biomedical research at University of Cambridge. Apart from advanced multi-colour cell sorting and analysis of human cells and contribution to training and teaching activities, the post holder will be responsible for routine maintenance of the machines, some health and safety guidance and general laboratory organisation. 

The successful candidate must have experience in flow cytometry (Becton Dickinson instruments) and/or imaging or in tissue culture and cell and immunological methods, preferably in both. Experience of operating complex biomedical equipment, the ability or aptitude to learn advanced technologies and troubleshoot problems as well as team ability, flexible approach to work when required and readiness to work to the lab operational pattern are essential criteria. The lab operates late/night shifts for clinical service according to rota (covering 8am -11 pm) and the post will require frequent late shift work and occasional weekend work. They will have a qualification in a relevant scientific subject and have experience of scientific work in biomedical laboratory and be cleared for working with human blood and tissue. 

Informal enquiries regarding this position are strongly encouraged and can be made to Director of Operations (, Dr Anna Petrunkina Harrison

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.

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.

Closing date for applications is the 2st of October 2017, with interviews likely to be held on the 11th of October 2017.

Please quote reference RC13224 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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