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Technical Team Leader

University of Nottingham - Biosciences

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 18th July 2019
Job Ref: SCI202519

Location: Sutton Bonington


£30,395 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post based within the School of Biosciences at the Sutton Bonington Campus. The team leader role will support the Bioenergy & Brewing Science Building (BABS) although this may be subject to change depending on the School’s operational requirements in the future.

The role holder will be responsible for the provision of technical services & facilities management through the day to day organisation and supervision of a technical team in support of the teaching and research activities primarily within the BABS building but will also provide support for the Biomaterials laboratories & Sensory Science research facilities within the School.

The role holder will also play an active role in managing and maintaining health and safety.

Duties will include;

  • Allocation of technical work and responsibilities to members of staff within the building team, providing advice and assistance to staff and/or students on all aspects of technical support services,
  • Acting as Safety Assistant for the building & providing support to the local Biological Safety Officer ensuring that the all users comply with all relevant Health & Safety regulations.
  • Ensuring that equipment in building/area is appropriately maintained & liaising with contractors and Estates personnel as required.

Research facilities supported by this role include the International Centre for Brewing Science, industrial biotechnology & biofuels, Sensory Science Centre, Food Processing facilities & Biomaterials research facilities - the successful candidate must have proven technical and/or experimental knowledge in these areas including Food Chemistry techniques and/or physical/rheological/thermal analysis of Biomaterials.

A sound understanding of Health and Safety is essential, it would be desirable to also have a good understanding of GM regulations & experience working at containment level 2.

Practical experience with analytical chemistry techniques (eg GCMS, HPLC, ion exchange chromatography) & techniques for the characterisation of the physical and chemical properties of biomaterials such as rheology, thermal analysis, tensiometry, and particle size analysis would be highly desirable for this role as would some familiarity with the operation of pilot plant facilities.

Full details can be found in the job description.

Candidates must have a minimum HNC or equivalent, plus substantial work experience in a relevant role or proven track record with extensive work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role.

This is a permanent full time post. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sue Woodward, tel: 0115 9516308 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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