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Laboratory Technician (Autoclave)

FHMS Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £26,444 to £27,979 minimum per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 24 September 2023
Reference:  045223

The University of Surrey is a looking to recruit an Autoclave/ lab technician within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. We’re a recognised world-leader in biosciences research, currently supporting 4000 students in a variety of teaching environments. 

Under the direction of the Technical Services Manager, you’ll support operation of high-throughput decontamination and processing of laboratory waste materials as well as occasionally providing support with the delivery of practical classes within the school of Biosciences & Medicine.

Key duties include: 

  • Collecting and processing biological waste from teaching and research laboratories
  • Operating waste autoclaves and glass washers
  • Achieving efficient turnaround times for reusable lab equipment
  • Working with the team to ensure a reliable, customer-friendly service
  • Helping to prepare and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate practical classes

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a laboratory environment and a good understanding of the Health & Safety aspects of working with contaminated materials. You may have worked in a similar role, e.g. food industry, catering, medical or social care. Candidates returning form a career break or parental leavers are encouraged to apply. Flexible working time might be considered. Full training will be given on the relevant aspects of lab safety, chemical handling and biosafety involved.

Key to this role is a practical and methodical approach to work, ability to undertake manual handling of materials and an ability to work independently and have good time management skills.

What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work. Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere, and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

  • Generous pension and annual leave entitlement
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site nursery
  • An exclusive discounted membership package to the Surrey Sports Park 
  • On-site parking, cafes, and restaurants 

The University 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.  

For further information, please see the below job description or for an informal discussion, please contact Jana Baron – acting Technical Services Manager ( 07816 343403. 

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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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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