Senior Laboratory Technician

Leicester, Leicestershire
12 Oct 2021
07 Nov 2021
Life sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Full Time

Senior Laboratory Technician

Reference: H-61595157-02

DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. It strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. DMU is a signatory member of the Technician Commitment, which aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.

Faculty / Directorate

The Faculty of Health and Life sciences (HLS) is a large Faculty that offers education across a number of health and social care courses. Home to four specialist schools - Allied Health Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Leicester School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, and Leicester School of Pharmacy – the Faculty educates and develops professionals who make a significant difference to lives, health, wellbeing, communities and society.


We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work as a Senior member of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry team, under the direction of the Team Leader. You will provide a comprehensive and efficient technical service, for staff and students, primarily to support the use of the Faculty’s Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) in practical teaching sessions, undergraduate project work, and research projects. You will be required to work alongside other technicians to support additional teaching areas within the Faculty when needed.

We also have an exciting and informative VOICE NOTE put together by the hiring manager Zahoor Ul-Haq. If you’d like this to be sent over to you, please email directly.

Ideal Candidate

You should have recent experience and technical knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mass spectrometer systems and be educated to degree standard in a relevant science subject or be able to demonstrate significant practice-based experience in a similar role. Experience of biological sample preparation would be advantageous.

The post holder must have the ability to confidently communicate technical information through a variety of methods to staff and students at all levels and possess effective time management and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of pertinent Health and Safety regulations and the ability to develop and design safe working procedures is also essential.

You must be highly motivated and well organized with the ability to work without direct supervision within a team environment.


You will benefit from access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme ; 35 days annual leave plus concessionary days and Bank Holidays; career progression; employee perks that include up to 8.5 per cent off grocery shopping at Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA, Waitrose and M&S or at least up to 10% off package holidays through travel club; NUS discount card; free and confidential access to the Employee Assistance confidential Helpline who provide support on a range of lifestyle issues; discounted gym membership; free library memberships and the cycle to work scheme.