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Technician Assistant

College of Science Technical - JBL Schools

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £20,130 per annum
This is a full time permanent post for 37 hours a week
Closing Date:   Monday 04 January 2021
Interview Date:   Wednesday 27 January 2021
Reference:  COS048B

The University of Lincoln’s Joseph Banks Laboratories houses new research and training facilities for the Schools of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Life Sciences and Geography. These are complement by teaching laboratory facilities in the well-equipped and extensively enhanced Janet Lane-Claypon Building. The JBL Schools Technical Team provide laboratory teaching and research support across these buildings for the students and staff as well as for the commercial facilities offered by JBL Science.

We currently have a vacancy for a Technician Assistant in Chemistry / Pharmacy to support teaching and research in these laboratories. The role is primarily based in the Janet Lane-Claypon Building on the Brayford campus where you will be part of a team of 5 technicians supporting practicals in the newly refurbished chemistry labs. The job is very varied and involves the preparation of labs for a range of subjects including synthetic and analytical chemistry, pharmacy and forensic chemistry; helping the academics to run practical classes by means of demonstrations; assisting students in labs and project work if required and clearing up afterwards. Technical support for research and commercial activities is also required in the nearby Joseph Banks Laboratories that house our well-equipped research laboratories.

A higher qualification (HNC or degree) in a scientific subject and/or experience of working in a pharmacy / chemistry laboratory environment would be an advantage. Full training in the use of the relevant instrumentation and how to be an effective teaching technician will be provide. You will need to be flexible in the hours and locations worked and you will be part of a larger team of 18 technicians, supporting colleagues in other areas where required.

The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and friendly city. The Schools provide a stimulating environment for academic research, and are based in high quality, newly developed facilities.

If you would like to be part of shaping our world-class vision to make a real difference and would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Julian Bartrup, Technical Manager on 01522 886824 or jbartrup@lincoln.ac.uk.

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2.


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