skip to content

Department of Genetics


Departmental Safety Technician & Safety Officer

The Department of Genetics is inviting applications for the position of Departmental Safety Technician & Safety Officer. This is a new and important role working in partnership with the Principal Assistant and Academic staff with responsibility for health and safety across the Department.

The role holder will be the first point of contact for all safety related matters overseeing the dissemination of health and safety information, providing technical safety support, advice and training to all staff in the Department and developing and updating documentation and guidance associated with Health and Safety in the Department. As it is critical that our health and safety information is delivered effectively, we are looking for somone with a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills who is confident interacting with a wide range of professional services staff, academics, students and contractors, ensuring health and safety standards and procedures are followed at all times.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate significant experience of managing health and safety in a scientific laboratory setting, including practical experience of managing radiation, liquid nitrogen, lasers and chemicals and the safe disposal of biological waste. Experience of managing specialised laboratory equipment is also required with an excellent understanding of health and safety regulations and the factual and theoretical principles of health and safety management.

The role holder will also act as Departmental Safety Officer (DSO), Biological Safety Officer (BSO), Laser Safety Officer (LSO) and one of four Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS). These roles, prescribed by the University Safety Office, are essential for supporting compliance with all regulatory requirements relevant to the Department's activities. The successful applicant will be required to attend all mandatory training provided by the University to fulfil these responsibilities as required.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Sara Singlehurst, Principal Assistant

Please quote reference PC29549 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.

Further information

To apply please use this link Departmental Safety Technician & Safety Officer - Job Opportunities - University of Cambridge


Selection Committee

Not applicable for this role