Trainee Teaching and Research Technician

University of Reading - Technical services

We are seeking an individual to assist with technical support in the field of Meteorology in laboratories and the atmospheric observatory data collection.

You will:

  • Have the ability to contribute to team efficiency through sharing information and constructively supporting others.
  • Be able to prepare and carry out straightforward but specialist tests/experiments/technical procedures, following clear guidelines and procedures.
  • Be able to carry out basic interpretation of data/test results, using a range of standard procedures, and present findings accurately.
  • Be able to report variations.
  • Be able to effectively plan and prioritise allocated work activities on a day to day basis.
  • Be able to assist in the effective organisation of non-standard tasks and events.
  • Be able to seek and clarify detail.
  • Be able to train new team members, explain procedures and provide assistance where necessary.
  • Be able to solve a range of problems by responding to varying circumstances, whilst working within standard procedures.
  • Have the ability to work with specialist equipment and techniques.

Informal contact details:
Contact role: Technical Manager
Contact name: Andrew Lomas
Contact phone: 0118 378 7993
Contact email:

Closing date: 19th October 2017
Interview date: 26th October 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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