UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Laboratory Assistant

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£18,263- £20,411 (pro rata) per annum
Posted
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2018
Ref
SUPP104017
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual preferably with a research laboratory background to join the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences as Research Laboratory Assistant.
Working as part of a wider technical support team, you will provide essential day-to-day operational support for a designated suite of Research laboratories occupied by the three Schools within the Biomedical Sciences Building (Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience).
You should preferably have experience of working in either a research or teaching laboratory environment, with an understanding of some biological laboratory skills and techniques. You will also have an enthusiasm and a desire to provide high quality technical support for research and teaching purposes.
You will provide support and assistance for research staff, setting up experimental procedures ensuring equipment is ready to use. Monitor stocks of standard laboratory reagents (e.g. water, PBS, Media), prepare additional quantities using standard protocols as required. Ensure laboratory stocks of consumables are maintained in the research laboratories, changing gas cylinders, topping up Liquid Nitrogen dewars, arranging for the disposal of solvent waste etc, and that appropriate records are kept.
Working with the Senior Research Laboratory Technician and their colleagues in the technical team and other members of staff, you will work to ensure a safe working environment, compliant with Health and Safety regulations and local policies. They will ensure that laboratories are cleared appropriately when required, that biological and other laboratory waste is disposed of and equipment cleaned and stored according to health and safety guidelines. Working with the Research Laboratory Assistant to ensure the regular laundry of biological laboratory coats, including checking and preparing coats for despatch.
You should also demonstrate organisational skills, be efficient, adaptable and familiar with working in a busy dynamic laboratory environment. The ability to work to deadlines is also required.
For informal enquiries please contact: Debra Chillcott on 11914 debra.chillcott@bris.ac.uk
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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