Trainee Technician

Location: Plymouth Salary: 17,682 – 19,612 Ref: A7191

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Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Biological and Marine Sciences

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and proactive Technician to support the Biological Services Unit(s) (BSU) at our main Plymouth Campus, and in our research facility at Derriford. The units support the teaching and research activity for the School of Biological & Marine Sciences, and for the Peninsula Medical School.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an amazing team in one of the best cities to live in the UK. Located in the heart of a historic maritime city, within the reach of the stunning beaches of Cornwall and the breath-taking landscapes of Dartmoor.

The University of Plymouth is ranked as one of the UK’s top 5 modern universities, with a strong record of excellence, enterprise, and innovation across teaching and research activities.

You will work closely with technical and academic staff and students, and you will be part of a team that provides key support for the research activities undertaken within the BSU. Your principle duties will be the husbandry and animal care. You will be expected to complete all duties to the high standards required by the Health & Safety Executive and the Home Office.

Basic Requirements:

  • The ability to repeatedly work to set procedures with a high degree of attention to details
  • Proven ability to multitask and to work as part of a team
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • High ethical standards
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Waldemar Woznica by email or by telephone on 01752 584615.

To apply for this role, please follow the link below:

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Monday 20th July 2020

This vacancy will involve working with children and/or vulnerable adults and any appointment will be subject a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  Due to the nature of the post additional digital footprint checks will also be made.

Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing Monday 27th July 2020 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.


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