Technician - Life Sciences

Kingston University

United Kingdom

October 10, 2022

Description

Technician - Life Sciences

Faculty/Directorate

Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education

Job Logo

Athena Swan

School/Function

Faculty General

Contract type

Permanent

Actual hours

37

Salary from

26,254

Salary to

29,670

Posted Date

18/08/2022

Closing Date

10/10/2022

Ref No

3181

Documents

  • Job Description (Word, 133.5kb)
  • Working within the Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education (HSSCE), you will provide practical and operational support to HSSCE laboratories, mainly in the day to day operation of life sciences in support of Higher Education, but potentially in any area of the Faculty.

    You will contribute to the learning experience of students by providing guidance on the use of resources and promote an excellent understanding of laboratory practices and techniques. You will ensure that laboratories, and the facilities within them are maintained in good order, in accordance with health & safety legislation and manufacturer's maintenance instructions.

    The Person

    You will need to be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual, ready to contribute to the day to day operation and maintenance of the Faculty's laboratories and to work with students, academics and clients. You will be qualified to HNC level in a life science or related subject and possess significant relevant experience in laboratory techniques in the fields of Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology and Forensic Science.

    The Faculty

    There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.

    Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, scene-of-crime house, flight simulators and a Learjet. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £26,254 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 28th October 2022.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Kevin Attree, Technical Officer.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the...