Laboratory Technician

Quadram Institute Bioscience

Applications are invited for enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory Technicians to join the Science Operations team at the Quadram Institute Bioscience.  

About the Quadram Institute:

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. It brings together clinical and non-clinical scientists in a new state-of-the-art building due for completion in 2018. It is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of the largest centres of life sciences in Europe, and home of the John Innes Centre, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Earlham Institute and the University of East Anglia. (

The Role:

The postholder will provide a high standard of technical support to academic and research staff in the Quadram Institute. They will maintain safe and effective laboratories by following protocols and good laboratory practice.

The postholder will be involved in general housekeeping, glassware and stock management and providing other technical services to underpin the research programmes and postgraduate student projects.

They will also provide an essential core service support that has key health and safety duties, such as fume cupboard monitoring, testing and safe waste, biological waste stream management and chemical disposal.

The Ideal Candidate:

Candidates must possess at least 3 passes at A Level, or equivalent. They must also possess GCSEs, or equivalent, in Maths, English and Science. A degree in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential.

The ideal candidate will be organised, able to work independently and also have the ability to work flexibly within a small team.

Additional Information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £18,720 to £22,900 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a permanent post.

We welcome applications from candidates seeking job-share, part-time or other flexible working arrangements.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003370.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values.  To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 7th January 2018.

The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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