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Apprentice Anatomy / Multi User Laboratory Technician x2

Keele University - Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Location: Keele
Salary: £12,190.98 (£6.45 per hour) - Year 1
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: KU00002074

Starting salary: £12,190.98 (£6.45 per hour) – Year 1

Fixed term 2 years

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s School of Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences experiencing both practical Anatomy work and also traditional teaching laboratory work. Please note that, because of the legal requirements of anatomy, you must be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the apprenticeship.

You will be required to work as part of a team of technical staff, demonstrators and academic staff to support the delivery of timetabled sessions to users of the laboratories and the anatomy suite. You will assist technical staff as they prepare, assemble and set out laboratory equipment, reagents and consumables prior to timetabled sessions and replenish, clean and tidy away equipment after practical sessions.

You must be able to handle sensitive situations professionally and not be averse to handling a wide range of biological specimens.

You must have an understanding and commitment to science and demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm to working as part of a team. In addition, you will need to have an aptitude for hands-on laboratory work as this will be a major part of the Apprenticeship.  You will have a minimum of Maths, English and a Science related subject GCSE's at Grade C, or above.  You will also undertake vocational, job-based study as part of the Apprenticeship scheme.

Keele is one of more than 35 universities and research institutions from across the UK which have backed a pledge to support their technicians. The Technician Commitment is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby Foundation, which aims to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.  Five target areas have been identified, and the commitment will ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines at Keele.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women/ men for this role. 

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

OH Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 24th October 2021

Interviews will be held on: 24th November 2021

Post reference: KU000002074

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