Goods-In/Laboratory Porter and Goods-In/Laboratory Support

We are recruiting two full time posts, one Goods-In Clerk/Laboratory Porter for the MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) and one Goods-In Clerk/Laboratory Support Post for the MRC Mitochondrial Unit (MRC MBU).

The MRC CU post holder will act as a laboratory porter in the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre (HMRC) for 50% of the time.  This is a diverse role, which includes the distribution of incoming and outgoing goods, liquid nitrogen, gas cylinders, dry ice, waste management and general custodial duties. The role will be a back up to the joint Goods-in function based in the adjacent Wellcome Trust/MRC Building. The Goods-in service for the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building supports the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) and the Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MRC MBU) in that building, and also the MRC Cancer Unit and Cambridge University Department of Oncology based in the adjacent HMRC.

Goods-in support will involve accepting deliveries, checking their contents and receipting goods using the University financial system as part of a team of three including staff from the CIMR and the MRC-MBU. The role holders will also be required to organise returns, deal with discrepancies and be responsible for maintaining central supplies of certain items used for research purposes. These posts will manage the daily supply of items from the stores to the scientists in the HMRC.

The MRC MBU post holder will carry out similar duties to the above except that 70% of the role will be carrying out the Goods-In function and the remainder providing support for the MRC MBU.

Good interpersonal skills, clear communication and effective team working are essential, as is an organised and common-sense approach. Previous experience of working in a similar environment is desirable. Applicants must be numerate and literate and have experience of using email and spreadsheets.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th October 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 26th October 2016.

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 SK10339 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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