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Assistant Technician - Microbiology
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF41981-R1

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 23/09/2022

Job live date: 06/09/2022

Salary: £19,623

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Cluster 1

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

We in Technical Services are committed to the development of our staff and we actively strive to diversify our team. We are a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment and an Employer Champion. We are dedicated to providing all applicants equality of opportunity and now have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Microbiologist to join us in this full-time, permanent role.

Technical Services at the University of Reading seeks an enthusiastic individual with a keen eye for detail to join our team of Microbiology technicians.

You will be responsible for creating media and dilutents, gathering and sterilizing consumables for practical classes and research groups. You will monitor and order stock items as well as maintain our own essential supplies of sterile glassware, media and equipment. To ensure our services are of the highest standard, you will play a key role in helping us maintain sterility, aseptic practices, and a clean & tidy working environment.

Your application should demonstrate, in specific detail, how you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Good general education to equivalent of GCSE, NVQ2, City and Guilds in scientific subject e.g. Biology, Chemistry or General Science.

  • Able to effectively plan and prioritise allocated work activities on a day to day basis

  • Able to solve a range of problems by responding to varying circumstances, whilst working within standard procedures.

  • Good working knowledge of health and safety policy and procedures affecting self and others

​​​​​​​Closing date: 23rd September 2022

Interview date: 6th October 2022

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate Director

Contact name:

James Magee

Contact phone:

0118 378 8729

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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