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Technician

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £23,114 to £24,248 per annum, pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th April 2024
Closes: 29th April 2024
Job Ref: 30692

Hours: Full Time.1.0 FTE (36.5 hours per week).

Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Core working hours are 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Contract:  Permanent (subject to satisfactory completion of probation period)

Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview date: To be confirmed

Expected start date: May 2024

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is at the forefront of research in the UK. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021), 100% of our Impact cases in Biological Sciences and Chemistry were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School is embarking on an exciting, muti-million pound refurbishment and improvement project.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, hard-working individual to join a small team of technicians supporting multiple prep-room activities and technical operations within the School of Life Sciences Research laboratories. The role will include a diverse portfolio of work, often within laboratory environments to ensure a smooth, efficient and compliant operation is provided across the school and users receive a high-quality experience.

  • You will have a positive proactive approach which requires initiative, team working, good dexterity and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in this fast paced, busy environment.
  • You will take pride in your work and be highly organised with a positive and flexible approach to work to deal with a variety of requests and tasks.
  • It would be beneficial if you had experience of providing a service role within biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a similar discipline.
  • You should be able to provide a consistently high level of background support to the other technicians within the School.

Attention to detail is key. The post holder should have a good knowledge of chemistry/biochemistry/biology related laboratory activities including but not limited to equipment fault finding, preparation of reagents, maintaining stock levels, updating and producing relevant paperwork and providing advice for students and support for academic staff.

Please contact Alexandra Fenn a.d.fenn@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

For full details and how to apply please click the 'Apply' button, above.

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