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Chemistry Teaching Technician - QMUL15207

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £26,717 - £32,956 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL15207
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 01-Oct-2018
Closing date: 16-Oct-2018

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Applications are sought for a Chemistry Teaching Technician (CTT) to provide comprehensive technical support for practical teaching in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS).  Chemistry at Queen Mary has a buoyant undergraduate population recruiting in excess of 100 BSc/MSci students each year. These new appointments are being made alongside a £5 million investment in a new state of the chemistry teaching laboratory and an expansion of student numbers. These appointments contribute to a long term plan for growth of the Department, which ranked 7th for research outputs in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework that ensures we continue to provide an outstanding student experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing exemplary technical support service for taught programmes.
  • Providing advice, training & trouble-shooting service to all users of the teaching laboratories.
  • Working with the School’s Health and Safety co-ordinators to maintain a positive safety culture in the Chemistry teaching laboratories
  • Working as part of a mutually supportive technical team.
  • Supporting research and teaching needs more generally within the School, which may involve working in other laboratories

Candidates must have a BSc in Chemistry / Chemical Sciences or extensive work experience in a related laboratory technician role. Applicants must also have relevant experience of laboratory-based teaching in higher or further education, as well as a good understanding of concepts in organic, inorganic and physical/theoretical chemistry. Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of Health and Safety & COSHH regulations as well as having a proven ability to work unsupervised in a safe and effective manner.

The post is a full-time and permanent position with a salary of £26,717 - £32,956 per annum.  Other benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 16 October 2018 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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