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Biology Technician

Job details
Posting date: 18 June 2024
Salary: £24,533 to £26,444 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 04 July 2024
Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Edge Hill University
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: EHA1858-0624-R


About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Biology Technician to join our Biology Department at Edge Hill University, the Biology department is continuing to grow year on year and with the opening of our new Life Science building this will be an exciting opportunity to join the department and the successful candidate will be vital within this. Alongside this there is a variety of opportunities for you to develop, with a department that is committed to the development of its staff.

This role will be supporting teaching and research with ensuring the laboratories are well stocked, clean and in a safe operational condition for staff and students. You will also maintain, operate, and teach staff and students in scientific equipment, whilst also providing support in teaching and research in fieldwork which may include residential field trips.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: Andrew Marriott, Head Technician at

About You

As Biology Technician you will have the following:

Experience working in the Higher Education Sector laboratory
Knowledge and experience of skills used in more than one of the following Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Ecology or Genetics.
Excellent understanding of health and safety standards in a laboratory
Experience of servicing and maintaining laboratory equipment
Biology Degree or a related discipline
At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

A minimum of 35 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days)
Free foreign language evening classes
Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources
A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 17.8%

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before.

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world.

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

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