Technician (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£27,929 - £33,314
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Technician (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences) – Full Time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000018344

Date posted: 10/08/2022

Application closing date: 24/08/2022

Salary: £27,929 - £33,314 (Grade 4)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 36.25

Basis: Full Time

Job description
We are currently looking for a skilled, focused and driven technician to join our technical team within the School of Applied Sciences. You will become a valued member of the team, supporting our specialist teaching areas in Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. You will be joining a highly motivated team, committed to the highest quality of teaching and learning, informed by excellent research and knowledge exchange.

Our School of Applied Sciences offers our students an experience beyond the classroom. Though our research, we aim to make a major impact on health, the environment and society in Scotland and across the world.

Our £60 million, purpose-built science and health campus in Sighthill is home to industry grade equipment which allows us and our students to develop expert analytical and technical skills. It is for reasons such as this that we are ranked number one in the UK nurturing student talent.

The role

As a technician in the School of Applied Sciences, you will work closely with the technical team in order to provide a comprehensive technical support service to students and staff in the Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences section of the School. You will assist the senior technician to ensure that the maintenance, organisation and development of the facilities and equipment reflects departmental needs in order to provide excellent teaching and research support to students and staff.

A key part of your role will be to demonstrate and train students and other users in the use of equipment and techniques relating to exercise physiology, biomechanics, activity and health and human performance, as part of the taught provision or in support of research and consultancy projects. Other tasks include the preparation, associated set up and clear up of materials and equipment for practical classes, ensuring adherence to protocols and health & safety regulations; the maintenance, calibration, cleaning and adjustment of laboratory equipment; maintaining up-to-date database records of consumables and equipment for audit purposes; assisting with ordering of consumables and equipment and liaising with external sales companies for procurement purposes.

Who we are looking for.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An honours degree in a sport science related subject or equivalent professional experience in sport, exercise and health sciences.
  • Practical experience of working in a sport science or exercise and health-related laboratory.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of specialist laboratory equipment and procedures within sport, exercise & health science.
  • The ability to organise and provide training on equipment for students and staff to enable safe, independent working.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures, including COSHH, risk assessments and the safe disposal of hazardous waste and chemicals.
  • Good organisational skills with ability to undertake own workload within a structured timetable.
  • Well-developed IT skills, including experience of using databases.
  • An ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • A flexible approach to managing demands and workload.
  • Ability to liaise with academics and external companies, alongside the ability to relate successfully to colleagues and students.

To see the full person specification and essential criteria, please click here.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

For more information on our benefits package, please click here.

Additional Information:

Salary: £27,929 - £33,314 (Grade 4)

Application closing date: Wednesday 24th August

Interview Date: w/c 5th September

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.