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Histology Technician

FHMS Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £24,948 to £26,396
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 13 February 2023
Reference:  002823

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Histology Technician in the School of Veterinary Medicine, supporting our continually growing research community and diagnostic service.

The School of Veterinary Medicine aims to create a wealth of new knowledge of the animal world, taking a multi-disciplinary approach to veterinary education and research and creating the veterinary leaders of the future. With over £45m of investment, international and multi-partner collaborations, coupled with a multi-disciplinary approach and state-of-the-art equipment, research and teaching facilities, it could open a world of possibilities for you too.

If you are an enthusiastic, forward-thinking Histology Technician who is keen to join a School of Veterinary Medicine and is motivated to provide a quality Histology Service, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Role

Leading and working as part of the technical staff you will help in delivering a high standard of technical support for laboratory research and commercial services across the School of Veterinary Medicine. On a daily basis the Histology Technician will be responsible for printing cassettes and slides, ensuring an accurate paper trail and traceability, using the tissue processor, embedding tissue samples, sectioning daily diagnostic cases, and running routine and special stains daily.

About You

You will have experience of working within Laboratory regulations and in the processing of tissue samples, embedding, sectioning, and staining to diagnostic quality for use in Teaching and Research and Diagnostic Services. You will also have experience of supervising researchers and undergraduate students and resources. You will be competent and confident working within the relevant health and safety requirements of a Histology Facility.

What we can offer

In addition to salary, you will receive a yearly incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday PLUS 7 university closure days and bank holidays, a great pension, discount to Surrey Sports Park, childcare assistance, and excellent development opportunities.

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Further Information

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Pathology Laboratory Manager, Katy Walker via

To apply for this role, please upload a CV. You will also be asked to answer some brief questions to help us understand your experience and suitability for this role. 

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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