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Teaching and Research Technician - Microbiology

University of Reading - Technical Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £23,715 to £25,642 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th September 2022
Closes: 21st October 2022
Job Ref: SRF42758
 

Technical Services at the University of Reading is seeking a new team member to support Microbiology teaching and research. We in Technical Services are committed to the development of our staff and we actively strive to diversify our team. We are a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment and an Employer Champion. We are dedicated to providing all applicants equality of opportunity and now have a fantastic opportunity for a microbiologist to join us in this full-time, permanent role.

This exciting opportunity includes working within microbiology team that supports different schools as well as working with teams across different life science disciplines. You’ll be joining a supportive and well-organized team who enjoy working with students and delivering a great experience.

You will be heavily involved in the ordering. preparation, setup and delivery (including demonstration to students) in our undergraduate practical classes. At other times you will be communicating with academic colleagues, researchers and postgraduate students and supporting the team with our in-direct research support whereby we help research groups through general laboratory support as well as delivering standard operating procedures that detail how to work safely on campus in a laboratory.

This role offers a great opportunity to gain crucial experience in the laboratory and develop yourself through new challenges and learning new skills, techniques and equipment.

To be shortlisted, your application must demonstrate, in detail, how you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Significant knowledge across a range of techniques required in Microbiology related activities.
  • Able to train and demonstrate to staff and students, explain procedures and provide assistance with equipment and techniques where necessary.
  • Able to identify and solve problems by applying initiative to tackle some situations in new ways.
  • Equivalent to achievement of HNC, AS/ A-Level, NVQ3 in a Microbiology, Biology or Life Science related subject.
  • Sufficient experience to monitor technical standards in own area, highlighting and prioritising any issues for further investigation.

Closing date: 21st October 2022
Interview date: 4th November 2022

Informal contact details
Contact role: Associate Director
Contact name: James Magee
Contact phone: 0118 378 8729

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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