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Biology Teaching Technician - QMUL26276

Department: School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences
Salary: £28,208 - £34,733 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL26276
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 16-Sep-2021
Closing date: 29-Sep-2021

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Applications are sought for a Biology Teaching Technician (BTT) to provide comprehensive technical support for practical teaching in the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences. You will assist in the preparation, setting-up and day-to-day running of practical classes in the fields of biological and biomedical sciences for students on our undergraduate degree programs.

Candidates must have a BSc degree in relevant Biological or Biomedical Sciences field or extensive work experience in a related laboratory technician role. Candidates should also have relevant experience of working in a laboratory-based setting and/or of laboratory-based teaching in higher or further education with the ability to provide excellent technical support. You will be pro-active in maintaining a safe working environment but have a flexible approach, able to adjust working practices and protocols as circumstances dictate.

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences is a large but friendly School of c80 academic staff, 29 administrative staff and 26 technicians (teaching and research).  We offer degrees in Biochemistry, Biology, Zoology, Medical Genetics. We also co-deliver programs in Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics with colleagues from the School of Medicine and Dentistry. 

All these degrees have a strong emphasis on the development of lab-based practical skills which our Biology Teaching Technicians help to support.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We are a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full-time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of November 2021. The salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £28,208 - £34,733 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Valentina Rapisarda ( with ‘BTT Enquiry’ as the subject header.

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The closing date for applications is 29 September 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles, we strongly encourage applications from BAME staff.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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