Laboratory, Purchasing and Facilities Technician

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Working as part of the Laboratory & Facilities team, you will support the Deputy Laboratory and Facilities Manager to provide a high level of support across a multitude of areas.

Your duties will include supporting Medicine Containment Laboratories (CL1, 2 and 3), in embedded areas of the Hospital. Main duties include collecting laboratory waste for sterilising using autoclaves, handling liquid nitrogen vessels and compressed gas cylinders, glass washing, supervising cold rooms, clerking in deliveries in Goods-In, purchasing consumables, maintaining good housekeeping of communal areas, and flagging any Health & Safety concerns.

The role may include facilities duties within other buildings, such as movement of compressed gases and liquid nitrogen tanks providing cover for the other facilities teams in times of absence. Full details of the role can be found in the accompanying Further Particulars.

The successful candidate will be computer literate and able to work flexibly and support the other team members. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential as the role involves interacting with the wider Department. As the post requires a large amount of manual handling, applicants should be certain that they are able to cope with the physical demands of the post.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be direct to Sara Thompson, Deputy Laboratory & Facilities manager (

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

The closing date for applications is: 21st February 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC40339 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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