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Technician - Teaching & Research

University of Reading - Technical Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £19,730 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019
Job Ref: SRF28863

We are seeking to increase our technical team supporting UG practical classes, including project student support, for the increasing popular Biomedical Engineering Programme. You will need to be passionate about working with students and academic colleagues to develop this exciting and varied role.

Technical Services at the University of Reading is growing its team to support the Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Programme. We are seeking individuals that would identify as being proactive problem solvers. You will need have an interest in learning new skills and techniques as well as demonstrating these to other colleagues and students.

This post will be within one of the Life Science technical teams that operate across multiple building on campus and frequently support other teams. We expect all technical staff, where relevant, to support other teams and colleagues to gain additional skills.

In your application, you must be able to demonstrate:

- Achievement of HNC, AS / A-level, NVQ3 or equivalent in a Science or Engineering related subject.
- The ability to plan and organise a range of specialist/ technical support tasks to time and quality standards.
- The ability to identify and solve problems by applying initiative to tackle some situations in new ways.
- A proficiency in the use of electronic devices e.g. small robots, sensors or PC interfaces that send or receive data.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Associate Director
Contact name: James Magee
Contact phone: 0118 378 8896/ 0118 378 8729

Interview date: 02/08/19.

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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