Technical Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£18,529 per annum
Nov 16, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 13, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Biological Sciences Technical

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £18,529 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 13 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1597121BJ

You are invited to apply for the full time post of Laboratory Technical Assistant to work as part of the team providing technical support to the School of Biological Sciences teaching activities. This role typically includes assisting in maintaining laboratory infrastructure, disposal of waste and to assist with maintaining stocks of laboratory resources and consumables.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in Biological Sciences and an appreciation of hazards in the workplace. The candidate must have a willingness to work with a variety of waste streams (chemical, biological and recycling), to adhere to specific cleaning protocols and be able to assist in the cleaning, calibration & maintenance of a range of common basic laboratory equipment. The candidate should be competent at using common computer packages and administrative systems.

The School of Biological Sciences technical team is an adaptable, proactive and hardworking team and the ideal candidate should have a good range of soft skills that will upkeep the team’s work ethic.

As part of the team the post holder will play a role in providing general technical support to Biological Sciences teaching whose courses include Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Zoology. 

This post is available immediately and you are welcome to raise any queries with Mrs Jane Worner-Gibbs the Deputy Senior Technical Manager on email:, tel : 023 8059 8145

*Upon appointment your post title will be Laboratory Technical Assistant.

The SoBS holds an Athena Swan Silver award demonstrating a commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. 

The University is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and has pledged to support our technicians within the key areas of recognition, visibility, career development and sustainability: 

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1597121BJ on all correspondence.