Technician

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

Are you an experienced Technician with laboratory experience? Do you have experience in the preparation of reagents and microbiological cultures and the use of molarity, percentage, ratio and dilution formulae?

Working as part of the Technical Services team to provide technical support for the School of Biosciences you will ensure both staff and students receive appropriate assistance, including the preparation of laboratory based practical classes and upkeep of the teaching laboratory environment.

As a Technician you will:

  • Deal with the preparation of undergraduate and postgraduate student practical classes working from written schedules, preparing reagents and microbiological cultures, sometimes using molarity, percentage, ratio and dilution formulae.
  • Be responsible for setting up and clearing the teaching laboratories, setting up equipment and maintaining the stock of general consumables in the labs.
  • Respond to any problems during a practical class regarding the lab, equipment, reagents or chemicals.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Have 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English, Maths and a Science Subject.
  • Proven laboratory experience, the preparation of reagents and microbiological cultures and the use of molarity, percentage, ratio and dilution formulae.
  • Excellent communication, being able to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing.

The School of Biosciences is a part of the University’s Faculty of Science, and teaches undergraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry, Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Research projects are also undertaken in the same disciplines. The laboratory research interests of the School include:

  • Protein Science
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Biomolecular Medicine
  • Genome Evolution

It’s an exciting time to be working at the University of Kent – we are a leading UK university producing world-class research and excellent teaching. Our reputation as a good place to work is reflected in our top ranking in the THE Best University Workplace Survey for two years running. We are a major employer with around 3,000 staff from over 120 countries, including more than 900 academic and research staff, and a full range of commercial services and administration staff.

Interviews are to be held: 16 October 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0835.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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