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Teaching Technical Support Technician

The University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th January 2022
Closes: 21st January 2022
Job Ref: 2935
 

Closing date: 21/01/2022 at 5pm

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a motivated individual to assist in the preparation and running of our Post Graduate Teaching laboratory classes. These courses use a wide range of molecular and biochemical techniques to offer students a state-of-the-art laboratory practical experience. A willingness to adapt to quickly changing demands and challenges is essential in this role, particularly when supporting student-led projects. The technician will contribute to the development and refinement of laboratory techniques as required by the MSc Technical Support Officer, and ensure that functional equipment and sufficient resources are in place to provide a high quality laboratory experience for both staff and students.

The post holder will become part of a large technical team of 14 staff, providing support across a wide range of disciplines within Biological Sciences, supporting the laboratory needs of over 1000 students. A flexible approach is required in order to extend support to, and share knowledge with, any of our four teaching laboratories if needed, to provide an excellent laboratory experience for students.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Higher National Certificate or equivalent in a science-based subject
  • Possess well developed experience and skills from working in a practical teaching or research laboratory
  • Proactive, and with a conscientious attitude, ensuring timetabled activities are delivered effectively
  • Ability and desire to learn a range of techniques and adapt approaches as needed
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and willingness to share knowledge and help others across the wider team. 

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.


The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.  
 

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages

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