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Teaching Support Technician (Biology)

Faculty of Life Sciences

Faculty Professional Support (FoLS)

Salary:  £24,248 to £25,742 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 19 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0168402

This job is only available to University of Bradford staff.  It may be released externally should we not appoint internally.

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Technicians support laboratory practical work by preparing the required reagents, setting up equipment and providing training where needed on laboratory equipment. They are very much student facing and work with academic colleagues to ensure the students have the best possible experiences in our laboratories to complement their taught studies

.What you will be doing:

You will provide proactive, specialist technical support to deliver the learning and teaching experience for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with practicals in Biology. This includes supporting the maintenance and development of laboratory infrastructure across the school.

Qualifications/ experience:

  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Level 3 qualification or higher in a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a biology related laboratory, outside of education is desirable.

Do not meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with everything in the job description or advert, we encourage you to arrange an informal conversation with the hiring manager. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

In Return we Offer:

  • 25 days holiday (Grade 8) 30 days (Grade 9) and 13 statutory and customary days (taken at Easter and Christmas).
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Great campus facilities including:
  • Unique fitness centre
  • Eye clinic
  • Physiotherapy & sports rehabilitation,
  • Counselling & mental health services
  • On site nursery
  • Food & drink outlets
  • Generous employer contribution pension schemes - Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Generous benefit schemes, including car leasing, cycle to work, holiday purchase, home & technology scheme and shopping discounts

Find more information about the many other benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes and campus nursery.

Additional Information:

If you would like to find out more or are interested in applying, please message, email or call the Technical Lead Danielle Clerkin at, telephone number 01274 233050, we would love to hear from you.

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