Vacancy: Teaching Laboratory Technician (closed)

Salary: £17,908 – £19,623 per annum
Contract Type:  2 years fixed term
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  26 October

Job Summary

The School of Biology at the University of St Andrews is one of the leading departments of Biology in the UK. To fully embrace our biodiversity, the School’s research and teaching degree programmes cover all aspects of Biology, including Biomolecular Sciences, Cell and Systems Biology, Evolution and Animal Behaviour and Marine Biology. The School has a five-level teaching programme, with lecture class sizes in level one and level two of 270 students, and final year class sizes ranging between 20 and 6 students. Practical classes are an important part of our teaching.

The School of Psychology & Neuroscience comprises in the region of 40 academic staff (both ‘research and teaching’ and ‘education-focused’ staff), approximately 30 administrative, technical and research staff, and more than 60 research post-graduate students. We have been ranked the top Psychology & Neuroscience department for both teaching and research in Scotland and amongst the best in the UK. In the most recent guides The School of Psychology & Neuroscience was ranked first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2021 and top for Neuroscience in the Complete University Guide 2021. Research within the School of Psychology & Neuroscience is organised around 4 core groupings: Perception Cognition & Action, Cellular & Developmental Neuroscience, Origins of Mind, and Social & Group Processes.

Both Schools are friendly, and students are communicative and highly supportive of the Schools and their staff. We are committed to providing our students with a high-quality education and one that rivals the best in the UK and in the world. We value the strong relationship between excellence in research and in teaching and place a high value on innovative approaches to teaching. The Schools
have strong links with Advance HE.

The Schools are now seeking to recruit a 2 year fixed term Teaching Laboratory Technician to support the undergraduate student teaching laboratories across both Schools. You will work with senior technical staff to provide the wide range of services required for the smooth running of various teaching labs.

You should have good Highers in science subjects, a “can do” attitude and be comfortable and able to work collaboratively as part of a team. You should also be able to undertake manual handling of equipment and will be expected to take a manual handling course as part of this role.