Laboratory Technician

Applications Close: 15 December 2019

Salary: £19,250 - £23,321 depending on qualifications and experience

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory Technician to join the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.

The role

The successful candidate will provide a high standard of technical support to research staff in the Quadram Institute. They will maintain safe and effective laboratories and ensure good laboratory practice. The postholder will be involved in general housekeeping, glassware handling, media preparation, stock management and providing services to underpin the research programmes and postgraduate student projects. They will also provide an essential core service support that has key health and safety duties, such as fume cupboard monitoring and testing and safe waste, biological waste stream management and chemical disposal.

The ideal candidate

Candidates must possess at least 3 passes at A Level, or equivalent. They must also possess GCSEs, or equivalent, in Maths, English and Science. Recent experience of working in a multiuser biological research laboratory is essential, as are skills in autoclave control, glassware function and media preparation. The ideal candidate will be organised, able to work independently and have the ability to work flexibly within a small team.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £19,250 to £23,321 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime post on a permanent basis. We also welcome applications from individuals seeking part time work.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003814.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Tier 2 visa sponsorship.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values.  To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

About the Quadram Institute

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute.