Job offer in england Teaching and Research Laboratory Technician at Durham University

Responsible to: Laboratory Technician Supervisor and Technical Services & Facilities Manager Grade: Grade 5
Working arrangements: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Closing date: 2 January 2019 (Midday)

The Department of Physics at Durham University is one of the very best UK Physics departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked in the top 10 in REF2014 in terms of grade point average, 96% of Durham Physics research was considered either to be of “internationally excellent quality” or “world leading”.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day technical functions and operations in the Physics Department, providing technical and engineering related assistance throughout a busy suite of teaching laboratories plus a large and diverse selection of research laboratories, thereby ensuring smooth and efficient operation throughout both areas.

The post holder will be required to provide flexible technical support as part of a technical team supporting all teaching and research activities conducted within the Department of Physics. Primarily servicing the needs of teaching, while supporting research in periods of lower demand assisting undergraduates, postgraduates, post doctorates and academic supervisors with regard to everyday laboratory requirements.

This post is full time and permanent.

As part of your application, in addition to a covering letter and CV, applicants are asked to complete the Person Specification and Realising Your Potential grids, which explicitly outlines how you meet each of the essential criteria for this post and, where applicable, the desirable criteria.

Please note, applications will only be considered from applicants who complete and submit the completed grids.


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