Glasswash Assistant

Department of Medicine

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 14th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £18,529-£20,600
  • REF: RC29448
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

This role may be eligible to receive the Cambridge Living Wage (CLW) supplement in order to ensure the base salary is equivalent to at least £10 per hour. Further information on this can be seen on the Living Wage webpage (

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Building Services Team in the new Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI). The HLRI is a new state of the art research facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, which is due to be operational by April 2022. The new building contains laboratories, office space and on the ground floor a Clinical Research Facility (CRF) besides seminar and conference rooms. The building will house approx. 400 staff from the Department of Medicine, Public Health and Primary Care, and Royal Papworth.

You will be part of a building services team and will provide a wash-up for the research activities based in the HLRI. You will be responsible for collecting and washing laboratory glass and plastic-ware, operating autoclaves and disposing of laboratory and chemical waste, ensuring the correct procedures are in place and adhered to for the disposal of waste. You will also provide other services including cleaning and maintaining the film processor, refilling pipette tip boxes, dry heating baking of lab-ware and sterilisation services as required.

This is an opportunity to join the team in the early stages of getting the building up and operational, which will be exciting and rewarding. In the first instance, the successful applicant may be required to do ad hoc duties to assist the Building Services Manager and the rest of the team to get the building ready for opening.

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.

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Closing Date: 30 January 2022

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.

Please quote reference RC29448 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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