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Library Assistant - Operations Group - Library - LMB 1685

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,234 to £21,321 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a leading institute for biological research with an extensive Library to support the work of the scientists and support staff.

This is an opportunity to work in a varied role in a small, specialist Library. The role is permanent and can be worked on a full or part time basis (minimum 21 hours per week). You will work with the Librarian to meet the information needs of LMB staff and assist with the publication of LMB research.  You will support all aspects of the Library’s services including responding to enquiries, daily administration, document delivery, cataloguing, managing information resources and supporting the LMB publications process. The variety of tasks means there will always be something new to learn and you will also have the opportunity to get involved in additional specific key projects.

It is essential that you demonstrate the ability to work with minimum supervision both independently and as part of a team, have good attention to detail and have the ability to use your own initiative. You should also have the ability to prioritise your work, have good time management skills and a positive and professional manner.

Ideally you will be educated to A level standard and be computer literate with experience of spreadsheets and databases. Preferably you will have experience of working in a professional administrative environment either in a library, research, publishing or public sector setting. You should already have some administrative or customer service experience. However, full training will be given in all aspects of the post. 

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  UKRI is an entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership.  You will also have access to employee shopping/ travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

For further information on the LMB, please visit:

Please include in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for full time or part time and if part time the hours preferred.

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Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.

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