Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments. The Institute currently comprises 29 research groups based across 6 sites in Cambridge. In 2018 all researchers will move to a new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Applications from Research Technicians are invited to join Dr Sanjay Sinha's group, based within the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. This post is funded by a British Heart Foundation programme grant.

The Sinha Lab (www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/sinha) uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to model aortic disease such as Marfan syndrome to identify molecular mechanisms and new treatments (Granata et al. Nature Genetics 2017;49:97-109).

The role is primarily concerned with the management and smooth running of Dr Sinha's research group. The role holder will organise the laboratory in terms of maintaining equipment, supplies and expenditure. In addition, the role holder will provide technical, experimental and administrative support to the Sinha lab. The ideal candidate will have at least an HNC, or equivalent, in a biological subject, together with experience in areas of relevance to the research group. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently, are also essential.

Informal enquiries directed to Dr Sanjay Sinha (ss661@cam.ac.uk) are encouraged.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14964. 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 8th October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC13293 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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