Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Scientific Support Assistant (SSSA) within the Laboratory Management Team. The role holder will work closely with the Ground Floor Laboratory Manager to provide a high standard of support to the research laboratories and core facilities at the Cambridge Institute, managing the laboratory consumable stocks required by the research labs. You will be responsible for managing the supply, delivery and maintenance of the specialist compressed gas cylinders, providing a daily delivery service throughout the Institute. The role involves the filling of specialist equipment with Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Helium as well as line managing the Scientific Support Assistant (SSA) who will deputise for the SSSA as necessary. The SSSA will be responsible for the collection of hazardous chemicals from the laboratories in the Institute and liaising with waste contractors for their safe disposal.

The role holder will work in several different areas within the Institute so flexibility and a willingness to work where required at short notice is essential. Manual handling will be a key part of this role.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Closing Date: 30th November 2022

Interview date: to be confirmed

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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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW33690 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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