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Lead Technician

University of Sheffield - School of Education

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,344 to £40,927 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th September 2021
Closes: 28th October 2021
Job Ref: UOS030285

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Department: School of Education

Salary: Grade 7, : £32,344 - £40,927 per annum. Potential to progress to £44,706 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

The School of Education is internationally renowned for its research excellence and teaching quality. We have a wide range of full-time, part-time, distance and online programmes, making this a vibrant and stimulating environment for research-informed teaching. Our student body is growing in diversity, with full and part-time students, coming from a range of previous study experiences, from different contexts of educational practice and from different regions of the world. The School enjoys strong demand for its postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. We are respected internationally for our teaching quality and impact of our research. Our staff are engaged in high-quality international research focusing on diverse educational issues and methodological approaches, all underpinned by a commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion.

We seek an experienced Lead Technician to provide the highest quality subject level and technical expertise and support to students and staff in the School of Education. Specifically, you will primarily contribute to the co-ordination and delivery of teaching on the MSc in Psychology and Education within the School, along with wider contributions across our UG, PGT and PGR psychology offering. You will need demonstrable excellence in teaching Psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level with the ability to effectively deliver knowledge and understanding to a variety of student cohorts.

You will have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology or related discipline (or equivalent qualifications/experience) and be eligible for registration as a BPS Chartered Psychologist. You will have a cognitive and/or neuropsychology background, with experience of both quantitative & qualitative research methods.

The MSc Programme has a steady stream of postgraduate students who are engaged in a wide variety of investigative studies. The purpose of this post is to assist the MSc Programme Team in this area with day-to-day operation, providing technical support to the wider range of users and undertaking duties ranging from setting up bespoke lab-based experiments, running practical classes and assisting with research and statistical related enquiries.

You will also provide teaching and technical support and support academic staff on research related activities, across the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including on our suite of distance learning programmes.

You will be responsible for the delivery of running practical laboratory based student sessions, technical support sessions, lectures and seminars, undertake marking duties, provide supervision and pastoral support to students and undertake administrative responsibilities on the programmes as required. 

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