Senior Laboratory Technician Ref 20419

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School 
Hours: Full time 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Core office hours are 9-15:00 with flexibility on starting and ending day hours.
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 20419
Salary: starting at £32,411 to £36,333 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 28 April 2023.
Closing date: 19 May 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: 01 July 2023.

Job description

We are looking for a self-motivated, hard-working person to act as a Senior Laboratory Technician for a growing medical school with a diverse research portfolio. You will take primary responsibility for managing and maintaining tissue culture suites, a rapidly expanding Tissue Bank, the associated sample database and assisting the Technical Services Manager with health and safety and other regulatory compliance.

The post requires a proactive approach, initiative, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be highly organized, with a positive and flexible approach to work in order to deal with a variety of requests and tasks.

Ideally you will be educated to Masters-level or equivalent, have extensive experience of mammalian cell culture techniques, molecular biology and some experience of processing and analyzing human tissue samples. An understanding of health & safety as it relates to laboratories with biological and chemical hazards is essential. Experience in maintaining and setting-up databases, preferably using specialist software packages, is also essential as well as some understanding of the Human Tissue Act as it relates to the acquisition and storage of human tissue samples. Some laboratory managerial experience would be an added benefit. This post would suit an experienced scientist looking to pursue a technical career in laboratory-based research management.

Please contact Dr. J.I. Pueyo; for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. 

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 20419 [PDF 193.10KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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