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Teaching Laboratory Technician

Physics & Astronomy

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880162
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Physics and Astronomy is among the top departments in the UK for this subject area: UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 across a wide range of university rankings and is currently 8th in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and 4th in the UK for Physics and Astronomy.

The post-holder will provide practical technical support to laboratory teaching and to facilitate in the effective and efficient day to day running of the Teaching Laboratories and related spaces within UCL Physics & Astronomy.

The occupant of the position will work closely with undergraduate students, laboratory demonstrators and academic staff, providing training and support as required. Duties will include assisting during undergraduate laboratory classes as required and demonstrating techniques to students and staff, and maintaining teaching laboratories in a clean and safe condition and preparing laboratory equipment and infrastructure for undergraduate courses.

The post-holder will also assist with the design, planning and execution of outreach events for schools and colleges, including assessing the feasibility and safety of demonstrations and considering budget constraints. And support the department’s outreach initiatives by running Connected Curriculum schemes – arranging projects, teaching sessions and budget.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a degree in Physics or relevant related discipline and practical experience of working with scientific equipment within a laboratory environment. They will have proven understanding and experience of implementing and adhering to safety protocols within a laboratory environment.

They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to staff and students in a teaching and learning context. Enthusiasm to acquire new work-related skills and a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date is also an essential requirement.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Bonita Carboo b.carboo@ucl.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Lori Coletti Campbell l.coletti@ucl.ac.uk (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7155).

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

30 Nov 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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