Technical Demonstrator (Science)
Post Title: Technical Demonstrator (Science)
Academic Unit/Department: College of Liberal Arts
Location: Newton Park campus
Line Manager: Science and Publishing Laboratories Manager
Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 02 May 2017
Interview Date: Week commencing 22.05.2017
At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. With ever growing student numbers, we make sure our people are engaged and empowered by blending digital technologies, international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives. And it starts with people like you.
The science laboratories comprise a suite of five teaching labs, a number of project and prep rooms, a chemical store and an analytical suite. These areas and the Technical Team which supports them deliver practical work for modules in a range of courses including Biology, Environmental Science, Food with Nutrition, Geography Human Nutrition and Psychology. The labs are also used for staff and student research. Several of the labs have been subject to considerable investment and refurbishment recently, including a microbiology project lab. and the analytical suite which is equipped to run analyses using AAS, GC and HPLC.
About the role
The main responsibilities of the role will be working with academic staff to prepare, and support technical demonstrations. A student facing role, it will directly work with students to give technical guidance and support on research projects, whilst having responsibility for managing, maintaining and running the analytical suite.
About you (requirements)
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about Science. You should hold a relevant Science Degree or equivalent, and be capable of undertaking sample preparation and analytical work and have good laboratory organisational management. You should have experience of undertaking Food or Environmental analysis using equipment such as HPLC, GC or AAS. Key IT skills across the Microsoft Office packages are essential, and a familiarity with statistical software packages such as ‘R’ are desirable.
We are looking for a team player who can also work on his/her own initiative, who is willing to take on a mentoring role as necessary. Good organisational skills and time management are also key. The post will involve bending, stretching and lifting so a previous experience of manual handling is essential. An ability to drive a minibus or willingness to learn is desirable.
How to apply
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Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies
We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community