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Laboratory/Technical Assistant

Job title Laboratory/Technical Assistant

Department Faculty of Science

Salary £9.50 per hour (inclusive of living wage allowance)

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Thursday 14 October 2021

Closing date Thursday 28 October 2021

Interview date Tuesday 09 November 2021

Reference CC8793


We are happy to invite applications for two Laboratory/Technical Assistant posts, working across the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry.  This hands-on post is an exciting opportunity to work in a varied and interesting scientific environment, supporting and enhancing world-class research.

About the role:

Working to assist members of the technical team, you will contribute to the smooth running of departmental communal research facilities.  These include our autoclave facility, glasshouses, hazardous waste and solvent stores, bespoke organism facilities and wash–up service areas. 

Duties include supporting the set-up and refurbishment of a wide range of research spaces.  With a focus on efficiency and accuracy, organizing lab consumables and kit, PAT-testing, preparing materials for washing/ sterilization and ensuring laboratory housekeeping is carried out to an impeccable standard, are all key to our success.  

About you:

Candidates with technical, laboratory or cleaning experience and a proven interest in Science are encouraged to apply.   Flexibility, efficiency, great communication skills and attention to detail are essential to a hands-on active post.  

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

For further information please contact our Technical Supervisors, Fabienne Pradaux-Caggiano ( and Ewan Basterfield ( Please ensure that all applications are submitted via the University website and include an up-to-date copy of your CV.

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Further details:

Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters into any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. as part of this, where possible, we’d like you to remove all personal details from your CV e.g. your name, date of birth, location details, email address, photograph