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Purchasing and Departmental Laboratory Assistant

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,600 to £23,487
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th November 2021
Closes: 1st December 2021
Job Ref: RC28848

Working as part of the Facilities team, you will support the Laboratory and Facilities Manager with the purchasing function in the department. As the purchasing key contact, you will provide departmental staff with advice on purchasing procedures and ensure compliance with the University Financial Regulations.

Your duties will also include receipt of goods and checking deliveries against purchase orders and delivery notes. In addition, you will be responsible for investigating and resolving any discrepancies.

The Department has implemented the use of vending machines for some consumables and you will liaise with suppliers, maintain stock control procedures, restock machines and arrange engineer visits, as required.

Full details of the role can be found in the accompanying Further Particulars.

The successful candidate will be computer literate and have the ability to work flexibly and support the other team members. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential as the role involves interacting with the wider department.

As the post requires a large amount of manual handling, applicants should be certain that they are able to cope with the physical demands of the post.  

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be direct to Mr Vince Webb, Senior Laboratory and Facilities Assistant (vw264@medschl.cam.ac.uk)

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32189

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on 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.

*Previous applicants need not apply.*

Please quote reference RC28848 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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