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Advanced Technician

Durham University - Biological Sciences

Location: Durham
Salary: £22,417 to £25,941
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2021
Closes: 16th September 2021
Job Ref: 21000851

The Department of Biosciences has excellent facilities for microbiology based in our Biophysical Institute laboratories located in the Department of Chemistry.

This 12-month research project in collaboration with Procter & Gamble will investigate the the antibacterial efficacy of selected chelating agents, solvents and surfactants, both individually and in combination against selected Gram-negative bacteria. The role of the research technician will involve antibacterial testing in liquid culture and on agar plates. Assays to monitor membrane integrity and monitor metal concentration in bacteria will also be conducted.

Core responsibilities:

  • Act as more knowledgeable team member without responsibility for team members.
  • Plan and organise own workload with or without involvement with project work streams.
  • Resolve queries and requests for information and advice and escalate more specialist and complex queries or issues to more experienced team members.
  • Respond to stakeholder needs to deliver and shape an excellent stakeholder experience.
  • Apply theory and practice, from academic and professional devel opment and previous knowledge within a service team.
  • Contribute to collaborative decision making within the team with service provision to deliver an excellent stakeholder experience in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Work collaboratively across the organisation and/or externally with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver a service.
  • Provide guidance and advice to resolve problems and queries for a broad range of service users.
  • Collaborate with team members to implement service alterations.
  • Organise and schedule resources, activities and events.
  • Identify priorities and monitor processes and activities to ensure success.
  • Provide more in-depth independent research and analysis activities within the role.
  • Analyse work activities to ensure the effective and efficient use of capital and consumable equipment an d resources.
  • Provide demonstrations and instruction to others outside the team.
  • Support the capture of business requirements from users and work with colleagues to translate these into recommendations for future service provision.
  • Liaise with contacts and participate in networks and communities internally and possibly externally, contributing to effective collaborative working.
  • Advise others and make recommendations into work processes and procedures for consideration by senior management to improve services.
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