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Laboratory Technician

FHMS Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £25,642 to £27,929
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 February 2023
Reference:  003523

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, efficient, and hardworking individual to join as a junior technician (level 2b) to support research within the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology within the School of Biosciences.   The Department undertakes cutting-edge research in Immunology, Cardiovascular Sciences and Chronobiology, using state-of-the-art techniques and facilities to investigate problems relating to human health and wellbeing.

The post holder must be able to work independently and as part of a team, including being able to work with postgraduate students, as well as technical and academic members of staff. Therefore strong organisational, communication skills, and a pro-active nature, are essential to the role.  Key duties will include:

  1. Supporting the Bioimaging Laboratory Manager in providing a Bioimaging and Flow Cytometry Core Facility (Flow Cytometry and Confocal Microscopy) for the University.
  2. Engaging with and supporting the research activities on-going within the Immunology Section.
  3. Working closely with the other departmental technicians to provide broad laboratory support across the department.

The post holder will also carry out laboratory inductions and the training of students and staff on all pieces of equipment within the Core Facility and Department.  Experience with any of the following; flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, tissue culture and blood cell isolation techniques would be advantageous, but not essential, as full training will be provided. Having phlebotomy skills or be willing to be trained to do so would be also be desirable.   The post holder will also need to be vaccinated against hepatitis B, or be happy to be vaccinated.

As an employee of the University, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, childcare assistance, relocation assistance where appropriate, and access to world-class leisure facilities.  Situated to the south west of London, the University is based in Guildford which is easily accessible by rail and road.

We aim to attract the best possible talent from the broadest range of people and continue to improve the number of staff from groups that are under-represented across our workforce. We provide an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all and value everyone in 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. We are proud to hold the Race Equality Charter, Athena Swan Charter, Disability Confident, Accessible and UK Workplace Equality Index.

For further details or for an informal discussion of the post please contact Gillian Wallis, Bioimaging and Research Lab Manager (g.wallis@surrey.ac.uk)    

Please apply online with a full CV and covering letter.

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