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Technician

Pharmacy

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £22,149 to £24,948 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 13 December 2022
Reference:  SCI554122

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive person to join our team delivering timely and high-quality technical support within the School of Pharmacy. 

The post is based within the Gene Regulation & RNA Biology Laboratory, Psychology Building, the Boot Science Building, both based on University Park.

What you will do: 

  • You will be part of a team to providing key technical services for staff and students with our research activities,  
  • You will have responsibilities within the Gene Regulation & RNA Biology Laboratory as part of the Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Divisions.  
  • Your duties will include: 
  1. Stock control and ordering 
  2. Upkeep of ChemInventory 
  3. Media preparation / glassware cleaning 
  4. Equipment maintenance, lab organisation and waste disposal including low level radiation. 
  5. Health and Safety monitoring within the laboratory environment including:
    • Laboratory inductions 
    • Monthly monitoring of the labs and equipment 
    • Writing risk assessments and standard operating procedures 
    • Inspection of centrifuges and pressure regulation equipment 
  6. Instrument training (centrifuges, portable autoclaves) 
  7. Cell culture training and aseptic techniques 
  8.  Liquid Nitrogen handling and cell storage control  
  9. Gas cylinder handling
     
     

This role will be working within level 2 biological containment (CL2) laboratories. 

We are a friendly, supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community. We warmly welcome those of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus.  We pride ourselves on the collegial and supportive culture created by our staff and are dedicated to creating an environment which enables both our staff and students to thrive and achieve their potential Our commitment to Equality and Diversity has been recognised in the awarding of an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

We are keen to promote the Technician’s Commitment and take advantage of the TALENT initiative. We passionately believe in supporting and developing the individual’s potential.  

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lee Hibbett (lee.hibbett@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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