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Queen's University Belfast - School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Location: Belfast - Ireland
Salary: £18,852 to £21,686
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: 21/109177

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Technician to provide a technical and logistical support service to academic and research staff, in order to service the core needs of staff and students in the Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM), thus helping to ensure that numerous laboratories operate safely and efficiently on a day-to-day basis. 

This is a physically demanding post which requires a large volume of manual handling. The successful candidate will be required to move large gas tanks, load and unload large autoclaves, and lift and move clinical waste bins (with appropriate training and aids).

The successful candidate must have:

  • Academic and/or vocational qualifications e.g., 5 GCSE’s A-C and/or NVQ level 2 in relevant subject (or equivalent) e.g., biology, chemistry
  • 1 year’s work experience in a relevant commercial or academic scientific laboratory.
  • Relevant experience in a scientific laboratory dealing with infectious agents.

Informal enquires may be directed to Mr Adrian Devine - or Dr Richard Forgrave -

Closing date: Monday 4 October 2021

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 21 October 2021

Please click Apply or visit for further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and our attractive reward package.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: and/or 

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