Senior Forensic Science Technician

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

 

About the Role:

You’ll join the School of Life Sciences working with a team of experienced technicians supporting the teaching and research activities of the School of Life Sciences. We’re a forward-looking and enthusiastic School with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching. We offer a wide portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Crime and Investigative Studies, Zoology, Animal Behaviour and Marine Biology.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated laboratory technician with experience in Forensic and Investigative Science to support the academic staff in the delivery of laboratory practicals. You will assist with laboratory set up and set down in a very busy academic teaching school in the forensic science and crime and investigative studies disciplines within the School. Experience and familiarity with handling chemicals and/or biological material would be advantageous. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to our research culture, working with colleagues in one or more of our research groups, subject to your workload.

 

With a degree in life science or aligned subject or part qualified in a relevant professional qualification at degree level or demonstrable appropriate level of experience and evidence of CPD relevant to the role, you will be familiar with laboratory practices and have knowledge of relevant health and safety issues. You will be well organised, accurate and reliable, with good IT skills.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Kevin Bright, Senior Technical Officer at kevin.bright@aru.ac.uk

 

We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.  

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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