Job offer in Ireland Laboratory Technician at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is a designated Global Research Institute in the University. The Institute aims to develop solutions to the complex problem of delivering safe, nutritious, sustainable and authentic food supplies to the world’s population. IGFS encompasses a wide range of topics including, for example, crop and animal science, food production and engineering, waste management, climate change, nutrition, human health and human rights. The Institute takes a holistic approach to food security challenges using cutting-edge research activities right across the spectrum of food security research, to span the environment-farm-food-health-economics that redefines global food security research. In 2019 the Institute and School of Biological Sciences (SoBS) have co-located in a purpose built £39 million building integrating research, education, enterprise and knowledge exchange.

The Institute has flourished since establishment as a GRI in 2014 and now has 76 Principal Investigators and associated research fellows and postgraduate research students. IGFS hosted by SoBS has fuelled interdisciplinary research and impact across Schools and the opportunity to continue to build both internally across Schools and externally with major globally leading research institutions is large.  The Institute also has a large industry engagement arm built around our academic base and today consists of around 90 companies. 

We are recruiting for a Technician who will be an active member of the team led by Dr Lisa Connolly at the Institute for Global Food Security, providing specialist technical services and user training in support of research activities within the IGFS mammalian cell culture facility.

The successful Technician will have:

  • Academic and/or vocational qualifications i.e. OND/ONC and/or NVQ level3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (biological sciences, toxicology etc.)
  • Recent relevant work experience to include:
    o Demonstrable experience of working in a laboratory.
    o Experience of mammalian cell culture techniques.

This post is available until 30 September 2019 with possibility of extension

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your application form

Further information about the Institute can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/Research/GRI TheInstituteforGlobalFoodSecurity/

Anticipated interview date: Monday 29 July 2019

Salary scale: £24,028 – £27,831 per annum (potential to progress to £29,514 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

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