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Senior Teaching Laboratory Technician (Part Time) (Shared Parental Leave Cover)

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 7 May 2018 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

This is a part-time role working up to 30 hours weekly, exact times to be negotiated on appointment.

This post is responsible for the smooth running of the Part II physical teaching laboratory and assisting in the Part IA teaching laboratory. The role holder will provide technical and administrative support in the laboratories and acts as the deputy to the Part II physical Chief Teaching Lab Technician during periods of absence. The role holder provides support for 2nd year, 3rd year students and approximately 500 1st year undergraduate students.

Duties will include: providing technical assistance to the Part II physical and Part IA undergraduate students and demonstrators regarding the safe and effective use of equipment and chemicals, providing adequate supplies of and advise the appropriate use of laboratory equipment and chemicals to students plus be responsible for chemical stocks held in the laboratory, maintain laboratory equipment and if necessary repair any equipment as required, be involved in providing outreach activities, be involved in the examination processes, ensure the examinations held in department are run according to the university ordinances.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge and experience of practical chemistry and laboratory procedures. They will be able to demonstrate good interpersonal, organisational, communication and IT skills; the ability to work carefully and methodically plus deal with a wide range of people at all levels; the ability to prioritise, work under pressure and use own initiative. Previous experience of working with young people/students would be an advantage.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal queries please contact Emma Graham ( 01223 763188. 

Please quote reference MA13006 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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