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Technician in Biosciences

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £21,814 to £26,715 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2021
Closes: 30th June 2021
Job Ref: FST424

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty has a reputation for producing high quality graduates, and world leading research.  This is an opportunity to join a buoyant department, which has seen continued growth in student numbers, significant investment in physical and staff resources, new state-of-the-art laboratories and a growing research profile.

The post will provide technical level support for teaching and research in the department, including for BSc Biomedical Sciences and BSc Medical Science. It will provide critical technical and health and safety support (e.g. preparation of labs, overview of students working independently in labs, maintenance of technical equipment, preparation of chemicals and growth media, handling of organisms and human tissues, handling immunological specimens). It will provide technical support for an extensive range of state-of-the-art technology for biomedical analysis.

Main duties:

  • Routine maintenance of laboratories and equipment to ensure a safe and high-quality workspace for students and staff.
  • Monitoring laboratory supplies and waste, to ensure timely replenishment of stocks and waste disposal, liaising with other staff where needed.
  • Ensuring work is carried out safely conforms to COSHH and other relevant procedures and regulations.
  • Support the demonstration of skills to students during practical classes.
  • Provide support and training to students in general laboratory and analytical procedures.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least BSc level with a science degree or equivalent. They will have experience with laboratory equipment and techniques and knowledge of relevant safety procedures. We are looking for a proactive individual with the ability to use their own initiative while operating effectively within a team and employing excellent interpersonal skills.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email quoting the appropriate reference (FST424). 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Wednesday 30 June 2021

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