Technician Teaching And Research job in Reading at University Of Reading

Technician - Teaching and Research

Company: University of Reading

Location: Reading UK

Date Posted:May 12, 2018

Technical Services is seeking to appoint a full-time Teaching and Research Technician to join a small team of technical staff supporting teaching and enabling research in the School of Agriculture & Policy Development (SAPD). This post provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to fulfil their potential working alongside world-leading experts in Crops Research, Agri-Environments, Applied Economics, Marketing and Development and Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences.Duties in term time may include ordering equipment and consumables, preparation of samples, setting-up/setting down for practical teaching- and field-classes and where necessary providing support during the class by demonstrating techniques. During other times, duties will include the maintenance of equipment, training students according to SOPs and undertaking personal and professional training.To be considered for the role, please detail in your application how you meet or exceed the essential criteria below: - Significant knowledge across a range of techniques required for Agricultural Science-related activities. - Significant experience in laboratory techniques and equipment required for processing plants, seeds, soils and tissue culture activities. - Sufficient knowledge to draft local health and safety and quality standard documentation. - Attainment Equivalent to HNC, AS/ A-Level, NVQ3 in Agriculture/Environmental Science related subject, or a degree in a Biology or Geography related subject with more limited experience. - The ability to plan and organise work tasks weeks in advance. - Good communications skills to facilitate hands on training of students and colleagues in the use of environmental field and laboratory equipment. - Sufficient knowledge of working and maintaining aseptic environments.Interviews to be held on 15/06/2018Informal contact details Alternative informal contact detailsContact role:Technical Manager Contact role:Associate Director, Technical Services (SAGES, SAPD, SMPCS)Contact name:Dr George Gibbings Contact name:Dr Karen WicksContact phone:+44 (0)118 378 6155 Contact phone:+44 (0) 118 378 7758Contact email:j.g.gibbings@reading.ac.uk Contact email:k.wicks@reading.ac.ukThe University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website. View full job description
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