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Teaching/General Laboratory Technician

This important role within the Department of Chemistry has responsibility for keeping the Department's five lecture theatres and five meeting rooms running smoothly, including ensuring all the equipment is working correctly, and when able, providing general assistance in a teaching laboratory. Also playing an active part in the exam process annually.

Duties include setting up all aspects of the lecture theatres and meeting rooms, managing the booking and scheduling of lectures and meetings, setting up and making sure the audio-visual is working in the theatres and rooms, assisting with demonstrations, providing lecture handouts, video capturing lectures using Panopto and collaborating with the Teaching Office.

Saturday morning working is required during term time and there will be a requirement to be involved in some outreach work.

With a science related BTEC or equivalent, the successful candidate will be able to think clearly and quickly when working under pressure, use their own initiative, have good communication skills, have excellent computer skills and have the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels. Experience in using audio- visual equipment and/or Panopto would be beneficial, as would experience of working in a chemical laboratory, although training will be provided.

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For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Emma Graham via email on

Please quote reference MA36876 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 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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