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Teaching and Research Technician

Job Reference : SRF19946
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 20/08/2017
Live Date : 25/07/2017
Salary : £18,940 to £20,046 per annum
Employment Type : AAS-Technical
School / Function : Technical Services
Department : Cluster 2
Hours Per week : 36.00 (1.0FTE)
Contract Duration : Fixed Term for 2 years

Technical Services is seeking a well-organised, energetic and motivated laboratory technician to support other highly experienced technical colleagues to provide teaching and research support to School staff and students. The post holder will be based in the Analytical Division, predominantly in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences and there will be opportunities to develop new skills and cross train in other science based Schools such as the School of Agriculture and Policy Development and the School of Biological Sciences. This is a fixed term post for two years however, individuals who demonstrate the potential to develop their career within Technical Services will be well placed to apply for permanent posts as and when they arise. 

You will have:

  • Experience in working in a laboratory environment
  • Technical work experience, acquired in relevant roles and job-related training
  • Achievement equivalent to HNC, AS/ A-Levels, NVQ3 in Archaeology, Analytical Chemistry or Environmental Science, or related subjects OR a degree in a similar subject with more limited experience
  • Ability, following extensive training, to develop skills in fieldwork, controlled environment, microscopy, analytical chemical instruments and micromorphology support.
  • A flexible and ‘can-do’ approach
  • Commitment to staff and student development and support

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Technical Manager Analytical Division

Contact role:

Director of Technical Services

Contact name:

Dr George Gibbings

Contact name:

Dr Karen Henderson

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 6155

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 7069

Contact email:

Contact email:

Closing date: 20 August 2017

Interview date: 29 August 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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