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Life Science Technician (Ref:014)

Life Science Technician: £24,948 to £27,929 per annum

Senior Life Science Technician: £32,348 to £36,386 per annum

The Life Science team are currently looking to recruit a Technician on a full time, permanent basis.  

About the role

The post holder will support the running of our life science laboratories and provide technical support to both staff and students.  They will assist in the organisation, preparation and delivery of practical session and will be responsible for ensuring the departments health and safety compliance.

About the post holder

The post holder should hold a degree/HNC in a relevant life science subject and have experience working in research or teaching laboratories.  They will have experience in using a wide range of science equipment and good knowledge of the techniques commonly used within the life sciences. Applicants with experience with HPLC, Chromatography, Food Analysis, and GC are particularly welcomed.

They will have demonstrable organisation and communication skills and be able to work independently and effectively within a small team.

This position is offered as either a Technician or Senior Technician, dependent on the successful candidate’s previous experience. Please state in your application which level you are applying to based on the criteria outlined in the job description.

For informal enquiries about the role, please email Dr Christopher Turner, Head of Life Science,

Closing date: Monday 5th December, 5pm

Interview date: Friday 16th December 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

If you a have a disability and need to use a different method to apply for the role then please contact our recruitment team so we can make the adjustments to the process for you.

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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