Senior Technician

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

The School of Psychology and Sport Science is a leading provider of quality education in Psychology, Sport, Vision and Hearing Science education in the UK and has been at the forefront in the development of innovative courses in these areas.  The school is home to the top ranked (No 1) Sport and Exercise Sciences courses in the UK (The Guardian University League Tables 2020-21) and is a leading provider of quality education in Psychology, Optometry, Ophthalmic Dispensing & Audiology.  Located in the Faculty of Science and Engineering on our Cambridge campus. We are forward-looking and enthusiastic, with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching.


We are seeking an experienced and motivated technician to join our school technician team and work across the entire school with academic staff and students, supporting teaching and research across our three disciplines: psychology, sport and exercise sciences, and vision and hearing sciences. You’ll maintain and demonstrate laboratory facilities and equipment, develop and manage booking systems, and support students and staff in practical classes and research projects.

You will have a degree in a relevant science (such as Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Biology), with relevant work experience in a technical or research role providing support to Undergraduate level or equivalent. You will have experience in IT systems, running lab-based behavioural research with human participants, and technical support of specialist research equipment.  Applicants with experience of Statistics are particularly welcome.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanna Forwood, Deputy Head of School at


Find out more about working with us.


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.

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