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Teaching Technician - QMUL20878

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £27,742 - £34,220 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL20878
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Dec-2019
Closing date: 27-Dec-2019

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages excellent teaching and interdisciplinary research.

Applications are sought for a Biology Teaching Technician (BTT) to provide comprehensive technical support within the School of Biological & Chemical Science (SBCS) associated with our Biological, Biochemical and Biomedical teaching programmes. The appointed person will work within our modern teaching laboratories to ensure that we provide a gold standard student experience within our practical training sessions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for

  • Providing exemplary technical support service for taught programmes.
  • Providing advice, training and 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 (or equivalent) in a relevant Biological Science 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 an understanding of the scope of concepts contained within degrees spanning the Biochemical, Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

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, permanent position with a salary of £27,742 - £34,220 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.

For further information about the School, please see

Informal application enquiries can be directed to: Joanna Szular (

The closing date for applications is 27 December 2019 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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