|Salary:||From £21,543 per annum (Grade 2)|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||28th October 2023|
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are happy to invite applications for the post of Science Assistant in the Faculty of Science, predominantly based in the School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry.
This hands-on post is an exciting opportunity to work predominantly in our bespoke Fish Facility, supporting the wider Technical Team.
This post is for a duration of three months, from October until December 31st.
About the role
You will contribute to the smooth running of the Fish Facility, providing support with husbandry and housekeeping tasks and assisting the technical team who manage the facility and the wider academic Fish Group.
You will adhere to Home Office licence requirements with regard to the facility and occasionally provide support in associated research labs.
In addition, this post holder will contribute to the smooth running of Faculty of Science communal research facilities including autoclaves, wash–up facilities, glasshouses, compressed gas compound, waste stores, solvent stores and organism facilities.
Appropriate communication with senior members of the Technical Team is essential, especially where Health and Safety and Home Office matters are concerned.
There will be a focus on efficiency and time-management, duties include food prep, fish feeding, housekeeping and licence checks.
The post holder would also prepare materials/ kit for washing/sterilisation and ensure housekeeping is to a very high standard.
Candidates with technical, laboratory or fish facility experience and an interest in science are encouraged to apply.
Flexibility, efficiency, great communication skills and attention to detail are essential for this active post.
We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.
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Update to our application process
We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.
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