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Senior Laboratory Technician

Science and Environment

Location:  Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Starting Salary:  £29,605 with incremental progression to £36,024
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 November 2023
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 05 December 2023
Reference:  XX109023

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do, where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that really matters. 

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally.

The Institute of Science and Environment is split across two sites, Ambleside and Carlisle, to suit the academic portfolio and delivery needs of the programmes.  The academic portfolio provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which is currently expanding in response to growing student numbers and employer needs. Science is a specific growth area and the University have invested in facilities and resources to enable the Institute to develop new programmes.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Science Technician, who will join a successful, experienced and ambitious science team with a reputation for innovation in course design and delivery. The team currently delivers Bachelor of Science programmes in Biomedical Sciences, Applied Chemistry, Zoology and supports Criminology and Forensic Investigation modules. You will also support a new programme in Environmental Science.

The successful candidate will be an experienced technician in a laboratory environment and be able to work flexibly across key STEM areas, with a focus on zoology, biomedical sciences, and the upcoming environmental sciences programme.

As well as the requisite technical skills, you will be required to evidence your ability to work as part of a team demonstrating skills in project and time management and a passion for teaching and learning. Dynamic, self-motivated and professional individuals would particularly suit this post.

Job share will be considered for this role.

Informal enquiries: Elaine Watson | Lead Technician | 01228 242734 | 

We offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 hour working week, 33 days holiday plus bank holidays, hybrid working in line with business need, excellent pension scheme with 8% employer contribution. For more information please click HERE

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We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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