Laboratory Technician Apprentice

MRC Cancer Unit

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £15,236
  • REF: SK25735
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The MRC Cancer Unit based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus are seeking to recruit a Laboratory Technician Advanced Apprentice to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside experienced researchers to gain practical experience and a qualification.

You will join a world leading group in Oesophageal cancer. The role involves providing technical support including sample processing and management for several clinical studies. You will learn to perform a range of scientific procedures, including DNA extraction from patient samples and cell culture, alongside supporting the lab in the organising and receiving of samples and the maintenance/servicing of equipment.

The apprenticeship is for a fixed term of 2 years. During that time you will receive full support and training from the department. The training provider (CSR Group) will deliver formal training via SKYPE and you will receive regular workplace visits from your Assessor. You will complete a Laboratory Technician L3 Apprenticeship and gain a BTEC L3 Diploma in Applied Science.

You should be educated to GCSE standard (English, Maths and Science grade 4 or above) or equivalent. The position involves good communication, organisation and time management skills. You should also have excellent attention to detail and be willing to learn and to take responsibility for your own development.

If you have any questions in relation to the apprenticeship please contact

Applications for this vacancy are being handled by the training provider for the apprenticeship, CSR Group.

To apply, please follow this link:

Closing Date: 7th March 2021

Please quote reference SK25735 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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