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Teaching Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

A Teaching Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes in the Department of Biochemistry. During University term time the role assists in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. Out of term it is anticipated that the role holder will support external events held within the department and/or provide support to research labs.

This requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential as well as the ability to function efficiently in a small team.

Ideally you will have studied to A Level/ BTEC or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques will also be considered for this role. Previous experience in a laboratory environment within a higher education environment would be advantageous.

This is a full-time position, Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball -

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team -

Please quote reference PH15793 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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