Research Laboratory Technician - Phenotyping (Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England, GB
4d ago

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 Addenbrooke's Hospital in E6.

The BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub is a science technology platform providing services in cytomics in the Clinical School and across Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

It is equipped with state-of-the-art-specialist cytomics equipment including multiple sorters and analysers, magnetic separator, confocal and an epifluorescence microscope, laser capture microscope, 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 led by the Principal or Senior Technologist.

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 Hub portfolio (flow sorting, magnetic cell separation, RNA isolation, cell processing, phenotyping and other molecular and cell biology techniques).

The role holder will be supporting scientists working on various research projects, thereby making a significant contribution to translational biomedical research at University of Cambridge.

In addition, the role holder will undertake tasks of supporting the operations through general laboratory, administrative, record keeping and maintenance duties as well as through a contribution to training and teaching activities and health and safety guidance.

The successful candidate must have experience in cytometry, imaging, high content / throughput analysis) and in tissue culture and cell, immunological and molecular methods.

They will have a qualification in a relevant scientific subject and have experience of scientific work in biomedical laboratory and be cleared for working with human blood and tissue or willing to obtain the clearance.

They should have experience with cell processing for flow cytometry / cell phenotyping and ideally have been exposed to flow cytometry analysis and work in CL2 laboratories.

Hands-on-experience of sorting is an advantage but full training will be given. The ability or aptitude 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 until 30 November 2021 in the first instance.

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

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Closing Date : 28th October 2020

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.

Please quote reference RC24265 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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