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Veterinary Laboratory Support Technician (Anatomy)

FHMS Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £26,444 to £29,605 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 22 February 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  061823-R-R

A unique opportunity for individual to join as a Teaching Technician at the University of Surrey. This role provides technical support to the teaching areas in the Veterinary Pathology Laboratories within the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, a recognised world-leader in Biosciences with more than 4000 students in a variety of teaching environments. 
  

You’ll provide technical support to academic staff, Undergraduate and MSc Students during the teaching sessions & lab placements. 

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, 32 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, pension contribution up to 12%, and a unique and vibrant working environment.

 

Role & Responsibilities 

You’ll be working in a fast-paced and dynamic Laboratory environment dealing with veterinary and pathology sciences, so you’ll need a strong constitution, willingness to get your hands dirty and flexibility and adaptability to be able to keep up with an ever-changing environment. 

You’ll also need to be physically fit and able to assist with the preparation, delivery and clear up of anatomy teaching classes. This includes the ordering and collection of supplies and specimens from a variety of locations using a Van, so a valid UK Driving license is a requirement.  

Other responsibilities include:

  • Perform Laboratory maintenance tasks such as equipment checks, setting up & monitoring teaching equipment, and sterilisation duties to ensure clean PPE is provided for all teaching sessions
  • Monitor & maintain a safe working environment in accordance with Health & Safety Procedures, including COSHH and disposal of waste & specimens
  • Safe handling of biological samples
  • Lifting and carrying heavy loads with and without the aid of lifting equipment 
  • Assist with the design and development of Models used in teaching across the vet school

The role may require a significant amount of manual handling and an ability to adapt to changes in the workload at peak times. You must be able to work independently and have good time management skills.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact katherine.walker@surrey.ac.uk. Please submit a CV and Covering Letter to support your application.

 

What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive. 

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment.

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

 

  • 12% employer Pension Contribution
  • Up to 40 DAYS Holiday: 25 Days annual leave + 7 University Days + Bank Holidays
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site childcare
  • Student discount eligibility 
  • On site world-class leisure facilities at discounted rates
  • 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.   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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