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Senior Laboratory Technician

History, Geography & Social Sciences

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £27,924 to £30,497 per annum
Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 08 July 2022
Reference:  EHA0119-0622

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Laboratory Technician working in the Geosciences Building. You will be responsible for the Geography and Geology Laboratories’ practical organisation, including day to day running of facilities and development of good practice,  to ensure all areas are technically supported. 

In supporting teaching, staff and student research and knowledge exchange activities, and advising and supporting the Head of Department, you will contribute to the smooth running of the Department. 

The role includes oversight of Department health and safety arrangements and their operational implementation to include the specific requirements of ensuring a safe working environment in our workplace, our laboratories, and with field equipment. 

Occasional weekend working, residential and potentially overseas fieldwork may be required.

About You

As a Senior Laboratory Technician, you will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing a high-quality student experience. You will have experience of laboratory management and day-to-day running of a physical geography/geology/environmental science laboratory. You will have experience and familiarity with a range of laboratory techniques and field equipment and be proficient in all Health and Safety aspects of running a lab including COSHH, handling chemicals and their safe disposal. 

You will be a positive contributor with a flexible approach to problem solving and the ability to react constructively in response to changing and results-oriented laboratory situations.

A degree in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, or a related discipline is essential or a commitment to develop appropriate level subject knowledge.

Rewards/Benefits

You will benefit from 23 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Cherith Moses, Head of the Geography Department at mosesc@edgehill.ac.uk

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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