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Research Laboratory Technician - Phenotyping

University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,742 to £29,605
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: RC39679

A laboratory technician position has become available to aid the running of the busy, expanding shared laboratory resource in the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Cell Phenotyping Hub, based at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Level 5 Hospital Building and HLRI.  The BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub is a science technology platform providing services in the Clinical School and across Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It is equipped with state-of-the-art-specialist cytomics equipment including high-end flow cytometry equipment (over 30 instruments such as multiple sorters and analysers, magnetic separator, confocal microscopes, high content array scan and other kits).

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to support multiple laboratory routine techniques for our phenotyping and cytomics sub-teams. The role will involve supporting covid-19 research and other studies and clinical work of national interest by providing extensive smooth and reliable specialist phenotyping, cell processing and sorting service to researchers on Campus across the whole Hub portfolio. The right candidate will be providing technical support and service to scientists working on various research projects, thereby making a significant contribution to translational biomedical research at University of Cambridge. They will have an exciting opportunity to become specialists in a rapidly evolving field of phenotyping and cytomcs. In addition, the role holder will be supporting the operations through general laboratory duties.

The successful candidate should have experience in cellular, immunological and molecular methods. They will have a qualification in a relevant scientific subject and have experience of scientific work in biomedical laboratory (ideally, in CL2 laboratories) and be cleared for working with human blood and tissue or willing to obtain the clearance. Experience in providing service to other teams is a plus. Ability to demonstrate understanding of theoretical fundamentals of processing/phenotyping and flow cytometry is required. Hands-on-experience of cell processing, cytometry and sorting is an advantage but full training will be given to suitable candidate. The proven ability to learn advanced technologies, operate complex biomedical equipment, trouble-shoot problems as well as team ability, flexible approach to work and readiness to work to the lab operational pattern are essential criteria. The lab operates late/night shifts for clinical scientific service according to rota (covering 8am -11 pm) and the post will require frequent late shift work and occasional weekend work.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/44285.

Interview date: To be confirmed

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