University of Cambridge

Department of Biochemistry

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A Teaching Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes in the Department of Biochemistry. During University term time the role assists in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. Out of term it is anticipated that the role holder will support external events held within the department and/or provide support to research labs.

This requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential as well as the ability to function efficiently in a small team.

Ideally you will have studied to A Level/ BTEC or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques will also be considered for this role. Previous experience in a laboratory environment within a higher education environment would be advantageous.

The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball – Any enquiries about the application process can be directed to

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

Please quote reference PH19668 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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.