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We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who will contribute their existing expertise whilst seeking to develop new skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques.

About the role

The general duties/responsibilities of this post include generation and culturing of intestinal organoids, production of conditioned media, tissue processing, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, and maintenance of sample databases. Contribution to laboratory administration such as ordering of reagents and maintenance of equipment will also be expected. Good organisational and interpersonal skills are essential and the candidates must be familiar with the principles of good laboratory practice. Careful observation and accurate record keeping is essential. The post requires occasional out of hours work and therefore a flexible approach to working hours is required.

Funds are available for a fixed term of 12 months. The successful candidate will be encouraged and fully supported to continue their professional development through the attendance of specific courses and/or conferences as well as a wide range of training opportunities offered by the University of Cambridge.


Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Interviews will take place shortly after the advert closes.

Please quote reference PS41701 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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