Teaching & Research Laboratory Technician (FM11081)

University of Bath
December 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:£25,138
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Job title Teaching & Research Laboratory Technician

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £25,138, rising to £28,759

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Thursday 09 November 2023

Closing date Thursday 07 December 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11081


We are looking for a Teaching & Research Laboratory Technician to join the Department of Chemical Engineering.

About the role:

You will assist in the organisation, coordination and maintenance of our teaching and research laboratories. In this role you will provide advice, instruction and services in analytical and instrumentation techniques to staff and students across the Department as well as the Faculty of Engineering and Design. You will have a passion for helping others, for working in a higher education environment, and supporting ground-breaking research.

You will assist in the smooth and efficient running of teaching and research laboratories, with a strong focus on the promotion of, and compliance with, health and safety.

This is a student-facing role, so the post-holder needs to be confident working and communicating with a diverse student (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) population. You will be instructing and supervising students in the safe operation of laboratory equipment during both timetabled sessions and while conducting research projects.

This is a full time, permanent role working on campus.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chris Carey, Technical Manager at [email protected] or 01225383650, or Brigite Nunes Simoes Rodrigues, Technical Supervisor, on 01225 386476 or [email protected].

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in a similar role
  • The ability to assess scientific and technical information and suggest solutions to problems
  • Experience upholding, evaluating and improving safe working practices
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work well alone and as part of a team
  • You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging those around you to adapt and evolve.

    By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will contribute profoundly to a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today's rapidly changing world.

    About us:

    The Department of Chemical Engineering is supported by a team of highly skilled, teaching, research, manufacturing and analytical laboratory technicians who provide technical advice, laboratory support and manufacturing capability to both academic and research staff and to our undergraduate students.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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