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Assistant Technician (Microbiology)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34085

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/12/2020

Job live date: 20/11/2020

Salary: £18,342 - 18,709

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

*Internal Applicants Only*

Technical Services at the University of Reading offers a great opportunity to join the team providing teaching and research support services in the microbiology Division. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time as we relocate into the new Health and Life Sciences building.

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 diluents, 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

Interviews to be held 8th December 2020 

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate Director

Contact name:

James Magee

Contact phone:

0118 378 8729

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.

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 Immigrationand 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.


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