Lab Support Technician - TDL Cambridge
Contract length: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2019, 23:55
Are you an organised individual looking to work as a Lab Technician at the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research?
We are looking for a self-motivated, organised individual to:
- Manage stock and keep track of consumables, ordering, receiving, receipting and distributing orders for scientists
- Prepare stock solutions including solvents and buffers for chemistry, biology and biochemistry departments.
- Autoclave and dispose of waste
- Organise couriers for delivery of materials externally
- Help with housekeeping and maintain a clean clear and safe working environment.
Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories (CRUK-TDL), is the in-house CRUK drug discovery unit with a principal focus on establishing and prosecuting biologically-themed multi-project alliances with industry. Based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, and the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, CRUK-TDL comprises over 80 staff from both industrial and academic backgrounds.
Our laboratories house the personnel and equipment to prosecute projects from initial hypothesis through to selection of candidate drugs for regulatory development. We couple this with a deep understanding of academic and industrial drivers, enabling us to build alliances that satisfy the curiosity of basic research and the rigour of drug discovery research.
We are currently recruiting for a Lab Technician to provide support across our laboratories. This position will be based in Cambridge but may require occasional time spent in the London labs. You will work cross departmentally supporting different teams requiring excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
To be considered for the position, you should have experience in a similar laboratory-based role and be educated to at least A-level (or equivalent) in a science discipline (although specific training will be provided). Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills are essential. You should also have experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel).
This role gives you the exciting opportunity to play an integral part in the TDL team, working alongside our scientists to progress novel cancer targets towards patient benefit. You will need to be organised, communicate clearly and work well in a supportive role with different teams. You will also need to be flexible and adaptable, working between departments and sometimes across sites including some work at our London site. This role could give you the opportunity to enjoy a great career with us as, together, we aim to improve outcomes for cancer patients.
At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.
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