|Salary:||£36,532 to £44,865 per annum.|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||20th February 2023|
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced laboratory technician with a passion for biology and living systems to provide specialist technical support, expertise and guidance in the Central Saint Martins Grow Lab.
The Grow Lab is a Containment Level 1 biology laboratory focused on sterile work, microbiology and microscopy relating to art and design. It is equipped with safety and fume hoods, incubators, multiple microscopes, and workstations for data acquisition and analysis. The Grow Lab technical resource provides biology expertise and support to post-graduate masters and PhD students across Biodesign, Art & Science and Material Futures courses.
You will create and deliver workshops and provide technical support for the day-to-day operation of resources linked to the delivery of Grow Lab practices. You will be an integral part of the technical team, contributing your professional experience working with micro-organisms and plant tissue, synthetic biology, DNA, microbiology, microscopy, new media, imaging, electronics and sensors. You will also have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience across a wide range of technical workshops.
Your role will encompass communicating with stakeholders, acting as a lead point of contact for technical support, and ensuring access to up-to-date and accurate information for students, academics, fellow technicians and other university staff.
Why choose us?
University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better and more sustainable world and championing race equality.
We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.
We are looking for an experienced, adaptable, self-motivated and creative individual with an interest in contemporary questions of science in culture, who will relish the challenge of supporting a diverse range of talented and renowned academics.
You will be comfortable explaining complex information clearly, with an in-depth knowledge of microbiology, biology and technology, speculative design and new media. You will be enthusiastic about imparting knowledge to students and able to meet the evolving challenge of biodesign experimentation in a creative lab context.
You will have excellent applied experience suited to support safe practice in a Cat.1 biology lab, including imaging and hardware operations. It would be helpful to be proficient in some relevant creative, analysis, and presentation software (e.g. Adobe software, ImageJ, and/or equivalents).
If there are any aspects of the role that you may require training in, then this will be provided. CSM is committed to the personal development of its technical staff.
UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.
If you have any queries about this role. please contact the CSM Resourcing Team on 0207 514 7885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing date: 20 February 2023.
UAL welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
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