University of Glassgow
July 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,900 - £22,681
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Job Purpose

To provide technical assistance, maintenance, and laboratory support to academic and student service users. Work under guidance of a senior technical supervisor and follow established procedures to support the smooth running of the Zoology teaching laboratory and related teaching activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide technical support to academic and student service users within Zoology and other Life Science disciplines. Contribute to the overall smooth and efficient running of the lab to ensure an excellent experience for service users.

2. Carry out a range of technical support activities. Follow established standard operating procedures; implement technical solutions to a range of basic practical problems as directed by senior technical staff.

3. Keep clear and accurate records and, where relevant, produce concise written summaries of results for senior colleagues.

4. Contribute to the safe and well-organised functioning of the facility, including routine housekeeping and maintenance of equipment and the laboratory, to comply with safe working practices. Identify faults/problems and report upwards. Ensure that consumables and equipment are appropriately stocked and maintained. Prepare and dispense standard reagents and materials as required.

5. Provide assistance to service users in the basic layout and operation of the lab, including access to equipment and reagents.

6. Keep up-to-date with advances in Zoology/Life Sciences and seek to apply this knowledge to technical activities.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 - Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 5 or 6 National 5 or 6, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 2 or 3 or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths.


B1 - HNC/HND in relevant discipline is desirable.



C1 - Demonstrable technical skills aligned to Zoology/Life Sciences.

C2 - Good IT skills for standard software programmes e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Zoom and ability to train in laboratory specific software.

C3 - Good interpersonal and written communication skills with ability to work effectively with others, including own team and lab users.

C4 - Following instruction, ability to plan and prioritise workload to meet competing demands.

C5 - Ability to work independently, including the ability to use initiative and judgement to identify problems.

C6 - Accuracy and attention to detail.

C7 - Good manual dexterity skills.



E1 - Experience of planning and organising own workload to meet the needs of service users.


F1 - Experience of personal development in a similar role.

F2 - Detailed technical knowledge of relevant systems, equipment, protocols, processes and procedures.

F3 - Up to date knowledge of relevant laboratory Health and Safety legislation/policies.

F4 - Experience and/or training in manual handling.

F5 - Demonstrable work experience in a similar technical role, with similar responsibilities

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 3, £21,900 - £22,681 per annum.

This post is to cover maternity leave up to 23 March 2025 or until the substantive postholder returns.

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 : 148832 Close Date : 15-Jul-2024 23:45

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