Technician Ref 10082

School/department: Life Sciences
Hours: Full Time.1.0 FTE (36.5 hours per week). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Core working hours are 9am-1pm Mon-Fri.
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract:  Permanent (subject to satisfactory completion of probation period)
Reference: 10082 Technician
Salary: starting at £21,630 to £22,662 per annum
Placed on:  23 November 2022
Closing date: 06 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: Jan 2023

Job description

 The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is at the forefront of research in the UK. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021), 100% of our Impact cases in Biological Sciences and Chemistry were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School has received substantial recent University investment and is embarking on an exciting and extensive, muti-million pound refurbishment and improvement project.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, hard-working individual to join a small team of technicians supporting multiple prep-room laboratories within the Life and Health Sciences Technical Group.

  • You will have a positive proactive approach which requires initiative, team working, good dexterity and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in this fast paced, busy environment.
  • You will take pride in your work and be highly organised with a positive and flexible approach to work to deal with a variety of requests and tasks.
  • It would be beneficial if you had experience of providing a service in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or similar discipline.
  • You should be able to provide a consistently high level of background support to the other technicians within the School.
  • An ability as a handy person to assist with building issues (under supervision) would be an advantage.

Attention to detail is key. The post holder should have a good knowledge of chemistry/biochemistry/biology related laboratory activities including but not limited to equipment fault finding, preparation of reagents, maintaining stock levels, updating and producing relevant paperwork and providing advice for students and support for academic staff.

Please contact Michael Schofield for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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

Download job description and person specification Ref 10082 [PDF 228.60KB]

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 [DOC 119.50KB] 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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