Research Laboratory Technician, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

Research Laboratory Technician, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term) Cambridge, East of England, England

University of Cambridge
Full Time Cambridge, East of England, England 28929 - 33348 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Are you a Laboratory Technician keen to gain experience in a busy lab? Interested in a role which is contributing to changing lives for the better? Looking for your next challenge?

We are recruiting a Research Laboratory Technician to support the operations of an exciting new rare diseases project. You will be working in a team and conducting molecular experiments on human biological samples whilst maintaining accurate records.

About NIHR BioResource:

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website

About the job:

The Rare Diseases Phenotyping project is recruiting 1000 patients to participate in ground-breaking research aiming to drive forward diagnosis, gene discovery and mechanistic understanding for patients with rare genetic diseases. The pilot phase is now complete and to increase capacity we require an additional team member.

The role supports the operations of the new and exciting Rare Disease RNA Phenotyping project. As a key member of the team, the Technician's role is to conduct molecular experiments on human biological samples, whilst maintaining accurate records on, for example, sample IDs and the outcomes of sample processing.

The role will require processing time-sensitive human biological samples, using aseptic techniques such as cell isolation and RNA extraction and entering data accurately onto our laboratory records system (LIMS) and other databases.

About you:

Ideally you will have:

  • have practical experience of laboratory technician / biological scientific research work or a similar role
  • work with a high degree of precision and accuracy
  • have excellent organisational and planning skills
  • have good IT skills including knowledge of spreadsheets and LIMS
  • have the flexibility to work late afternoons and early evenings due to sample processing requirements which can fluctuate, and involves regular and adhoc work in evenings. Sometimes this can be later than expected due to circumstances outside our control.

What we offer:

The University offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, family friendly policies, an attractive pension scheme (employer's contribution is 10.8%. and 36 days' annual holiday (inclusive of public holidays). We encourage career development by providing extensive training & development opportunities.

This appointment is full-time, 36.5 hours per week with some occasional paid overtime.

The post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 November 2024 in the first instance. NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) on a 5-year funding cycle. It was announced last year that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding over the next 5 years.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.

This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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.

The closing date for applications is: 15th June 2023

The interview date for the role is: 28th & 29th June 2023

Please quote reference RB36838 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.

Research Laboratory Technician, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professor Stephen Toope
$2 to $5 billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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