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Teaching Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Plant Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £19,730 to £22,659 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2019
Closes: 3rd July 2019
Job Ref: PD19206

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a Teaching Laboratory Technician to assist in running and organising the Plant Sciences Teaching Lab.

The role-holder will provide assistance with the preparation and setting up of large practical classes for a range of courses eg 1A Physiology of Organisms and 1B Plant & Microbial Sciences. They will contribute to preparation of the required media, plant material and equipment. During practical classes, they will answer queries and provide support to undergraduate students in the operation of specialised equipment and related techniques. They will also look after plant material grown in the teaching greenhouse and at the Department's Plant Growth Facility, located at the Botanic Garden.

The role-holder will also assist with running practical classes in other Departments for interdepartmental courses.

The successful candidate will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, preferably in Biology, with good IT ability. They will possess excellent problem-solving and manipulative skills. They will be a strong communicator, able to work independently and within a team, often under pressure.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Please note if you have not received any news 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD19206 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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