University of Cambridge

Department of Engineering

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The Department of Engineering has a vacancy for a skilled Workshop Technician (Machinist) to join the Whittle Laboratory in Division A, which supports world-leading research and teaching. The posts offer variety and challenge in a stimulating, modern and continually improving well-equipped environment.

Working closely with research and teaching staff as part of the technical team that provides key support and guidance, the main responsibilities of the posts will include design and construction of very sophisticated equipment and teaching and supervising practical skills to students and researchers.

You should have a sound instrument, tool making or machining skills background, have completed an engineering apprenticeship and be fully familiar with a wide range of workshop machinery and techniques. Experience with CNC machinery, CAD and CAD/CAM software would be a considerable advantage, although training will be given.

The successful applicants should be educated to HNC level and have completed a recognised apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. They should also have sound IT and communication skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM19686 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.

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About Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

The Department of Biochemistry is a member of the School of the Biological Sciences and one of the largest departments in the University of Cambridge. The Department is especially strong in research with investigators of international standing in a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, molecular enzymology, cell signalling and control of gene expression, molecular microbiology, plant molecular biology and bioenergy, cancer and cardiovascular biology. We also have a strong cohort of independent research fellows with funding from the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, BBSRC and MRC. The Department houses multiple core facilities funded by Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and MRC to support modern biomolecular research, including 800MHz NMR, state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography, protein chemistry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics and advanced services for protein and nucleic acid sequencing. In collaboration with the Department of Genetics we have also established the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, which hosts genomics, proteomics and associated bioinformatics. We also participate in the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute , the Cambridge Cancer Centre and other major research initiatives.