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Technician - Life Sciences

Kingston University - Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education - Faculty General

Location: Kingston upon Thames
Salary: £26,254 to £29,670
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th August 2022
Closes: 10th October 2022
Job Ref: 497513

The Role
Working within the Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education (HSSCE), you will provide practical and operational support to HSSCE laboratories, mainly in the day-to-day operation of life sciences in support of Higher Education, but potentially in any area of the faculty.

You will contribute to the learning experience of students by providing guidance on the use of resources and promote an excellent understanding of laboratory practices and techniques. You will ensure that laboratories, and the facilities within them are maintained in good order, in accordance with health & safety legislation and manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.

The Person
You will need to be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual, ready to contribute to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the faculty’s laboratories and to work with students, academics and clients. You will be qualified to HNC level in a life science or related subject and possess significant relevant experience in laboratory techniques in the fields of Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology and Forensic Science.

The Faculty
There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.

Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, scene-of-crime house, flight simulators and a Learjet. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

Further Information
This is a full-time, permanent position with a starting salary of £26,254 per annum.

Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 28th October 2022.

For informal enquiries, please contact Kevin Attree, Technical Officer.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

To apply click the apply button. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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