Offerd Salary:£25,138 - £29,605
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Purpose

We are seeking to appoint a technician to support the School of Infection and Immunity within the Sir Graeme Davis Building. This post will be located within the research areas of Immunobiology and Parasitology.

Post holder will spend approximately 50% of their time co-ordinating shared resources between the research groups on a particular floor in the building, the rest of the time will be divided between undertaking duties that support the research groups and providing support for the school as a whole. Postholder will be aligned with a research group and may have the opportunity to contribute to the research of this group.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate, organise and manage various aspects of lab infrastructure on a designated floor within the Sir Graeme Davies Building (SGDB), this will include the following:

2. Assisting with inductions and training of new staff, visitors and students and provide a point of reference for any queries on the designated floor.

3. Keeping up to date with and providing support and guidance to staff and students on matters relating to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Health and Safety, COSHH and other regulations relevant to the post.

4. Responsibility for communal ordering if applicable.

5. Assisting with COSSH forms and health and safety, and routine lab training.

6. In consultation with the PI/line manager, ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the laboratory area and facilities. This includes implementing and adhering to health and safety policies, as determined by the University and the Health and Safety Executive.

7. Support Technical & Building Managers with planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedules and PAT testing and arrange ad hoc servicing/testing as needed.

8. In conjugation with relevant staff, monitor, advise, implement, and evaluate improvements to existing procedures in place.

9. To maintain lab equipment and diagnose faults and troubleshoot day to day problems relating to equipment, techniques, procedures, and protocols, carrying out appropriate maintenance as required.

10. Advise, instruct, train, and provide guidance to research staff and students in the techniques and operation of equipment and apparatus as directed.

11. Reporting building fabric issues for your designated floor and liaise with Estates and Buildings engineers for access arrangements.

12. Provide technical support to a designated research group this include:

13. Provide in depth technical support to the group, planning and organisation of day-to-day work to ensure that the experimental goals are delivered within previously agreed timescales.

14. Develop, test, and construct new equipment, systems and/or techniques.

15. Collect, analyse, and interpret data using standard procedures and ensure that accurate research records are kept, and databases are updated accordingly. Present findings accurately to research group.

16. Contributing to the well organised functioning of the laboratory and assisting the PI/line manager in maintaining the stock levels and purchasing consumables and supplies, within budget, where required.

17. Assist with ensuring compliance of sample transportation and storage in line with current UK legislation

18. Provide technical and facilities support to the Institute, this will include:

19. The post holder will take on the role of Fire warden for the SGDB.

20. Assisting the Building and Technical Management team with facilities management within the SGDB and liaison with Estates and Buildings.

21. Assisting the Building and Technical Management team with contractors and visiting engineers.

22. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions and School groups as required.

23. Keep up to date with advancements in technology, methodology and safety, continually updating technical knowledge.

The above duties are not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake any other relevant duties as required by the PI / line manager which are commensurate with the grade of the post.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 SCQF level 7 (Advanced Higher / SVQ level 3, Higher National Certificate) or equivalent, and experience of personal development in a similar role

A2 Detailed technical knowledge in scientific area relevant to the school.

A3 Up to date knowledge of relevant laboratory Health and Safety legislation


B1 BSc or equivalents, in immunobiology or parasitology or a closely related discipline

B2 Knowledge of Equality and Diversity policy.

B3 Knowledge of University of Glasgow policies and regulations.



C1 Excellent organisational and time management skills and an ability to prioritise workload to meet competing demands

C2 IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programmes and relevant databases

C3 Excellent written and oral communication skills

C4 Proven ability to interact with colleagues with tact and diplomacy

C5 Numeracy and literacy skills

C6 A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

C7 Use of initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently

C8 Ability to work individually and as part of a team and to follow clear instructions

C9 Understanding of and ability to apply relevant Health and Safety and other University policies and procedures.


D1 Proven experience in molecular biology skills

D2 Working knowledge of SAPO regulations and practices required for compliance

D3 Current holder of a personal licence under ASPA



E1 Significant relevant experience within a research laboratory environment, including evidence of previous professional development

E2 Experience of understanding and interpreting the technical requirements of staff and students

E3 Theoretical and practical experience in scientific area relevant to the school

E4 Experience in working with others within a laboratory context

E5 Experience of working with different groups with conflicting priorities.


F1 Ability and Experience of mammalian tissue cultures

F2 Ability and Experience of working with sterile samples.

Further Information

Further enquiries on these posts may be directed to Susan Gannon via email [email protected] or phone 0141 330 7147.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 5, £25,138 - £29,605 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 145508 Close Date : 27-May-2024 23:45

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