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Department of Genetics


Cleaner (Part Time)

We are looking to recruit an additional person(s) to join our team of cleaners that provide cleaning to a high standard to the entire Department, much of which is newly refurbished. The duties will include thorough cleaning of all areas, including research laboratories, offices, teaching and meeting rooms, kitchen, communal areas, stairways, and toilets. You will be required to work 15 hours per week, 3 hours each morning Monday to Friday (working times will be discussed at interview).

No formal qualifications are required although NVQ 1 Cleaning Methods would be advantageous. Experience of laboratory and/or office cleaning, including experience using scrubber/polishing equipment would be beneficial. A good standard of English is required to ensure an ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions from supervisors and to understand user and safety instructions regarding the use of cleaning products. Due to the nature of the work, you also need to have a good level of physical fitness.

This is a permanent role and should it be necessary we may need to make two appointments.

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To apply for this position please go to Cleaner (Part Time) - Job Opportunities - University of Cambridge


Research/Practical Class Technician

The Department of Genetics is one of 13 departments within the School of Biological Sciences. The main building of the Genetics Department is home to 15 research groups, 180 staff and 30-40 undergraduate students, and comprises laboratories, teaching classrooms, offices and support facilities on 4 floors. The Genetics Department teaches at all levels of undergraduate education and provides input to many undergraduate courses. The successful applicant will be part of the professional support staff team that, in conjunction with the Principal Assistant and Deputy Building and Facilities Manager, provides technical support for teaching and research activities across the Department.

We are looking for a proactive and responsible Technician who is confident working with different research groups and leading the organisation and provision of resources for laboratoratory based practical teaching classes. The ideal applicant will have practical experience of supporting biological research with a high degree of accuracy and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles, processes and general concepts related to Laboratory Technician work.

As this role interacts with academics, research staff and students, strong communication skills are essential with an aptitude for identifying technical support needs and resolving problems quickly. The role holder will also support our Department Safety Officer to ensure that health and safety procedures are observed at all times and biological waste is disposed of correctly. Administrative duties will also be required to monitor stock of consumables, order replacements and assist with the maintenance of laboratory equipment.

The role is based in the Department of Genetics but requires some movement between other local Departments when setting up practical classes in shared teaching facilities. Therefore, short periods of physically strenuous activity will also be required.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Sara Singlehurst

Further information about the Department can be found on our website

Please quote reference PC27381 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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