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Science Technician

Salary: £22,484 - £23,811 per annum / pro rata

Hours: 15 hrs a week / 38 weeks per year

            (5 hrs a day Mon – Wed (9:30 – 12:00; 13:00 -15:30)

Closing Date: 30th July 2019

Start date: 1st Sept 2019

Term-Time only / Permanent

A day in the life of…..

As the science technician you will have responsibility for Health and safety and the day to day operational of the laboratories and associated classrooms, providing support for tutors and students in and outside the classroom. Your duties will include:

  • Making up chemical stock solutions to required molarities
  • Prepare equipment and chemicals for practicals
  • Supporting the lecturer with the delivery of practical sessions
  • Tidying away and wash up equipment from practicals
  • Managing chemical stocks; purchase, correct storage & disposal.
  • Managing equipment; purchase, correct storage & disposal.
  • Updating annually all risk assessments (COSHH)
  • Shopping; e.g. dissections parts, foods for practicals
  • Trying out new practicals
  • Supervision of practical “catch up” sessions
  • Invigilation of “catch up” exam sessions.

Skills/experience required:


  • Experience of of working within a laboratory environment
  • Experience of practical biological or chemical lab work.


  • Experience in micro-biological techniques
  • Experience of working within an education environment
  • Related industrial experience

Qualifications required:


  • Maths and English at level 2 or above
  • Full level 3 Science Qualification - that includes Chemistry and Biology


  • Teaching Qualification at level 3 or above
  • Science related degree

Ideal attributes of applicant:

  • Working with others – good communication skills and able to work with others
  • Planning and organising - highly organised and able to work independently
  • Customer and student care – comfortable talking and engaging with young people
  • The ability to be flexible and be able to adapt to the changing needs of the department
  • To work independently and be an effective team worker with excellent communication skills

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

Following a review of the recruitment process we are now requesting references prior to interview – please ensure when applying, you have provided the details of referees that cover the previous 5 years of employment and a character reference.

How to Apply

Should you be interested in any of our vacancies please complete the application (2 parts) and send it to

Part One - Application Form

Part Two - Personal Details

Please ensure you return both parts to ensure your application is complete. 


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