Environmental Technician (0.8 FTE)

University of Glasgow - School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Job Purpose

The post involves the organisation and management of the environmental laboratory and its equipment, assisting with environmental fieldwork, demonstration and teaching, and administrative tasks as assigned by academic staff.

It is expected that the post holder will work full time during the teaching semester, taking all leave days during holiday periods, which will equate to 0.8fte over 52 weeks.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To organise and manage various aspects of the laboratory’s infrastructure including purchasing technical materials, maintenance of specialised equipment, and ensuring experimental protocols and safe working practices are implemented correctly.
  2. Instruct, train and provide guidance to staff and students in the techniques and operation of particular equipment / apparatus / techniques as directed by the line manager / course convenors / student supervisors.
  3. To support colleagues and students by providing expert advice on equipment, apparatus and techniques.
  4. Ensure that equipment works optimally by diagnosing faults and reporting them as appropriate.
  5. To support colleagues in the delivery of Teaching Garden and field-based research and teaching, and assist in the statistical analysis of data.
  6. To review Health and Safety considerations in relation to laboratory set up/ fieldwork and complete appropriate Risk Assessment documentation in accordance with University of Glasgow and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies Risk Management / Health & Safety procedures.
  7. To contribute to the enhancement of the student learning experience.
  8. To undertake routine administrative tasks as assigned by the Head of School / Head of School Administration.
  9. To undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as required by the Head of School.
  10. To undertake training in the use of technical laboratory equipment or other apparatus necessary for the delivery of educational programmes/ academic research.
  11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

Standard Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

It is expected that the post holder will work full time during the teaching semester, taking all leave days during holiday periods, which will equate to 0.8fte over 52 weeks.

The post is open ended.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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