Technician Ref:1913

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 1913 
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum (pro rata)
Placed on: 14 August 2019 
Closing date: 4 September 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a technician to oversee media preparation, glass washing and other related duties within the School of Life Sciences. The postholder’s duties will include preparation and maintenance of stocks of basic sterile solutions as well as supplies of clean glassware and plastic ware. The post holder will be expected to be an active and flexible member of a team doing similar work throughout the school of Life-Sciences. 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team, must have a commitment to customer service and good communication skills.  Experience working in science laboratories or similar would be advantageous.

Informal enquiries to Dr Steve Pearce (Technical Supervisor) e-mail

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.

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 and engineering 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

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

 Download job description and person specification Ref 1913 [PDF 42.59KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services 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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Technical Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 34.50KB]


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