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Senior Technician

University of Essex - School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES)

Location: Colchester
Salary: £22,847 to £26,341 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th August 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: REQ04986

The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences was formed in August 2017 and offers provision relating to physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports and exercise sciences and sports performance and coaching.  It is also home to the Human Performance Unit.

Duties of the Role

The post of laboratory technician will be to support the running of the laboratories in the School, providing support to staff and students using the facilities and actively managing the equipment located within the laboratories. You will be required to carry out duties across all degree schemes in the School, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and will require working in multiple laboratories situated in several different locations across the University Campus.

Producing guidance materials such as the laboratory manual/handbook for students, and contributing towards the induction process for new students, attending Welcome events and procuring and ordering of equipment and supplies, ordering goods using the Unit 4 purchasing system in accordance with the University’s financial regulations are some of the duties of the post.

A full list of duties can be found within the jobpack attached.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have HNC or equivalent experience and will be educated to A level standard in a relevant subject area, or have relevant experience.

Experience of working in a relevant technical context, experience in basic Health and Safety management of a designated work area and being proficient in the of IT (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, email etc) are essential requirements for his post.

We are looking for someone with good technical acumen along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This post will provide additional term-time support for our technician team. The successful applicant will be required to work full-time (36 hours per week) for 31 weeks of the year, to include the Autumn Term (September/October to December) and the Spring Term (January to March/April).

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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