Laboratory Assistant & Demonstrator

Birkbeck, University of London
February 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,143 - £42,365
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Contract Type:Fixed-term contract
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Laboratory Assistant & Demonstrator

Birkbeck, University of London, has an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Assistant and Demonstrator to provide general technical support for research and teaching laboratories within the School of Natural Sciences.

Salary range

£18,571 rising to £21,183 pro rata, per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time



Business Unit

School of Natural Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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Birkbeck, University of London, has an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Assistant and Demonstrator.

Within the School of Natural Sciences, you will be responsible for providing general technical support for research and teaching laboratories, including maintaining instruments, materials preparations, training and assisting users, and attending and demonstrating in classes, as required.

You will be experienced at working independently, and (in line with all relevant health and safety requirements) in a biochemical and/or biophysical laboratory setting, and have a proven expertise in a range of techniques, including protein and/or high performance liquid chromatography, and spectroscopic assays.

You will also have experience of working with students and/or facility users to support their research and training requirements and have excellent subject knowledge and communication skills. You should have a BSc or equivalent in a relevant subject area and ideally have, or be working towards, a postgraduate qualification in a laboratory based discipline.

We welcome applications from candidates who have evidence of collaborative working in a scientific environment and who have an enthusiasm for working with diverse researchers and students.


£18,571 rising to £21,183 pro rata, per annum (£37,143 - £42,365 FTE), 0.5FTE, Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave (pro-rata), flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

Terms and Conditions

Part time – 17.5 hours per week. Fixed-term contract March 2024 – August 2024. Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 26 February 2024, interview date: 4 & 6 March 2024.


If you would like to know more about the role of Laboratory Assistant & Demonstrator, please contact Katherine Thompson, Head of School at [email protected] or 020 3926 3494. More information at www.

If you have any difficulties using the recruitment portal, please contact [email protected], with your name and job reference number. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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