Closing Date: 31 August 2022
The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) is looking to recruit a Technician to support cutting edge collaborative research in human biology. To apply for the job please visit: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32716/
The purpose of the role of the CTR Technician is to further support the interface of clinical and basic sciences research within the CTR. Their priorities will be to support the CTR Licencing and Training Coordinator to ensure that research conducted within the CTR is maintained at a high standard and complies with regulatory requirements. The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the CTR Human Uterus in Pregnancy and Disease Biobank and embryos consented and donated for research. The CTR Technician will liaise with clinical collaborators and maintain effective collaborative links.
The CTR Technician will also provide support for the smooth running of the CTR laboratory, ensuring an organized space, stocked core reagents and operational shared equipment to foster further collaborative working. They will be responsible for the management of common CTR equipment and ensure codes of practice and relevant safety regulations are followed within the CTR. They will monitor core stock reagents and ensure restocking. They will supervise lab cleaning and organise rotas for the smooth running of the CTR lab space including any works required.
The post holder will initially gain training in advanced cell and organoid culture and molecular biological techniques under the supervision of the Licencing and Training Coordinator. They will record and interpret data and present the findings. After gaining relevant training in these cutting-edge techniques, the post holder will in turn train others and provide technical advice on the design of experiments. They will coordinate the shipment of reagents or samples to CTR colleagues or external collaborators in consultation with the Licencing and Training Coordinator. They will also provide local guidance and assistance with MTA applications.
The CTR Technician will support the CTR to provide an environment that enables the delivery of research at the highest level and to work in collaborative ways to provide research and training support. Training and mentorship will be provided by the Licencing and Training Coordinator in consultation with the Director. The CTR Technician will need to have a positive approach and be open and willing to engage with diverse groups across the CTR.
Candidates should hold a minimum qualification equitable to HND/HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualifications or an equivalent level of practical experience. Please refer to the further particulars document for a full list of essential skills and qualifications.
We will support visa application through the CTR if assistance is needed. We have a legal responsibility to ensure that you have the right to work in the UK before you can start working for us. Any job application you submit to us will be assessed using criteria based on the knowledge, skills and experience required for the relevant post. You will not be treated less favourably than another applicant on the grounds of national origin.
Appointments will be made on a fixed-term, full-time, basis for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding. The salary range is £27,116 – £31,406 (+NI on-costs & Pension).
We would also welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.
Instructions for applications: Candidates must submit an application via the Cambridge University Job Opportunities website https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ by the 31st August 2022. References will be requested from candidates after interviews.
We aim to hold interviews shortly after the closing date.
To find out more about the CTR please visit our website at: https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/