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Assistant Technician - Pharmacy
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF36353

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 11/08/2021

Job live date: 21/07/2021

Salary: £18,342 - £18,709

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Cluster 1

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Term-time only, Permanent

Technical Services at the University of Reading offers an opportunity to join the team providing teaching and research support services in the Pharmacy, Process and Psychology Division. Advertised as a part-time role, you’ll be working 36 hours a week for just over half of the year (31 weeks), from approximately October to April, after which you won’t be required to attend work again until the following October but will still receive monthly payments. You’ll be playing a key role in helping to setup Pharmacy practical classes as well as maintain our laboratories to a high standard.

We seek an enthusiastic individual with a keen eye for detail to join our team of Pharmacy technicians.
Your responsibilities will include the for creation of simple solutions, buffers and diluents, gathering and laying out consumables for practical classes as well as being an integral part of ensuring our classes are ready on time. You will be helping to team with tasks such as setting up benchtop equipment, transporting items between laboratories and you’ll also gain exposure to our Pharmacy dispending practice facilities and clinical suites. A highly varied role suited for applications who are interested in helping others wherever they see the opportunity.

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

Interview date 18th August 2021

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate Director

Contact name:

James Magee

Contact phone:

0118 378 8729

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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