Laboratory Support Technician, Biological Science

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: D (£19202-21414)
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Part Time

Application closing date 01/01/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: D (£19202-21414)
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

The University of Central Lancashire wishes to recruit a Scientific Support Technician to join our Technical Services team who provide support to the wide variety of laboratory facilities at our Preston campus.

The successful candidate will be primarily focussed on supporting Undergraduate and Postgraduate laboratory activities within our state-of-the-art science laboratory facilities in Maudland, Darwin, and JB Firth Buildings.

Duties will include the set up and preparation of laboratories, providing day to day technical support and advice to staff and to students studying a diverse range of subjects in the science area. Although the successful candidate will be required show flexibility in supporting a number of areas, the primary function for this role will include making up solutions, setting up practicals, clearing them away and cleaning. As such, a meticulous attention to detail and concern for high standards is crucial.

The successful applicant will also be required to undertake general equipment maintenance and safety checks, equipment inventory checks and updates and providing advice as required. You will need to be a practical person with a keen interest in science and technology, preferably with a scientific background, be IT literate and have a working knowledge of standard laboratory equipment, supported by great customer service skills. The ability to adapt your knowledge and experience to support staff and students across the wide range of subject disciplines we support would be a distinct advantage. You must also have good verbal and written communication skills to liaise with colleagues, staff and students. A degree of manual handling may be involved eg lifting and carrying microscopes and other equipment. A flexible approach is required to weekly working patterns due to the student timetable.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Benefits include -

  • A full time annual holiday entitlement of 42 days, including 8 statutory public holidays and 4 discretionary University days.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working hours - flexi time scheme
  • Childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to UCLan's Pre-school centre
  • Access to the University's outstanding sport facilities which include the UCLan Sports Arena and the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre with competitive membership packages.

School/Service: Learning & Information Services
Hours: Part time (21.75 hours per week - 0.6 FTE) term time only
Basis: Indefinite
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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