Senior Laboratory Technician (Electronics) Ref 3497

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time 
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 3497
Salary: starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,883 per annum
Placed on: 10 September 2018 
Closing date: 10 October 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 

previous applicants need not apply

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We are looking for a motivated, hard working person to provide effective electronics and computer (software and hardware) support for teaching and research laboratories.

The post requires a proactive approach, initiative and the ability to work independently in a specialist area, but also to work within the broader workshop team and with academic and technical staff throughout the school. Having excellent inter-personal skills the post holder will also be highly organised with a positive and flexible approach to work in order to deal with a wide range of requests and tasks which arise in the diverse research and teaching areas within the school of life sciences.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting and maintaining electrical/electronic equipment and computer/software systems, and will be knowledgeable of the relevant safety regulations and compliance requirements. The ability to facilitate the implementation of commercially available hardware and software systems to meet the needs of the school is also essential.

An overview of activities within the school can be found at School of Life Sciences website.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. 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. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Informal enquiries: Acting Director of Technical Services, Dr Steve Pearce

Download job description and person specification Ref 3497 [PDF 137.47KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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

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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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