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Teaching/General Laboratory Technician Part IA

This post is responsible for the smooth running of the Part IA teaching laboratory. The role holder will provide technical and administrative support in the lab and acts as the deputy to the Chief Teaching/Gen Lab Technician during periods of absence. The role holder provides support for approximately 500 1st year undergraduate students with a daily class size of approximately 60.

Duties will include: providing technical assistance to the 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, be responsible for chemical stocks held in the laboratory and the manufacture of precursor chemicals for the laboratory practical courses, 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 (

Please quote reference MA17824 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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