Teaching and Research Technician

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience delivers over half of the teaching requirements for the first two years of the Medicine and Veterinary Medicine courses (Medical Sciences Tripos and Veterinary Sciences Tripos ~390 students/year), as well as three large courses available (as options) to first and second year science students following the Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) at Cambridge (~300 students in all). All of these undergraduate courses involve hands-on practical experimental work by the students in the Department's four teaching classrooms. The practical classes are supported by three distinct but collaborative technical teams (Human Anatomy, Veterinary Anatomy, and Physiology).

We are looking for a Teaching and Research Technician, assigned to the Physiology team, to primarily support the Chief Teaching Technician, University Physiologist and other teaching officers in the running of our busy undergraduate (Part I) teaching classrooms, supporting the delivery of a wide range of practical classes and lectures to first and second year students.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain further experience in supporting teaching in a higher education environment. Duties will include, but are not limited to, providing technical assistance and guidance to staff and students throughout the planning and delivery of undergraduate practical classes and examination, carrying out histological work, ensuring health and safety procedures are adhered to, maintenance of laboratory equipment and general administrative duties.

Applicants should be educated to at least A level, with GCSE passes in Mathematics and Biology, and have experience of working in a laboratory environment, preferably in an educational setting. They should have good IT skills and be manually dexterous. Accuracy, flexibility and reliability are essential, as are good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team to meet tight deadlines.

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On the online form, in the suitability for the role section, you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contact details for two professional referees should be provided; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Please quote reference PM39634 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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