Graduate Laboratory Assistants, CSEE




  • Posted on: 19th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £14.03 per hour
  • REF: REQ05386
  • Closes: 03rd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is seeking to appoint Graduate Laboratory Assistants.

Applications are invited from postgraduate research students for GLA work on Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Modules.

See for full details of available positions.

NOTE: Not every module requires GLA support, please contact module supervisor for further information.

Applicants must be registered for a postgraduate research degree at the University of Essex during all or part of the academic year 2021-2022.

The posts will be offered as fixed term employment contracts until the post holder completes or withdraws from postgraduate studies or enters further completion or an extension to completion period.

Although an overarching contract will be in place for the duration of postgraduate studies, GLAs will need to apply for individual posts and will have no entitlement to future engagements beyond their initial post. The reason the contract is fixed term is that these posts provide an opportunity for postgraduate research students to develop interpersonal, communication and practical skills.

Main Responsibilities

  • Laboratory demonstration
  • Maintaining contact with the laboratory supervisor
  • Undertaking related administration duties
  • Attending training courses and briefing meetings
  • Undertaking preparation as requested by the laboratory supervisor
  • Undertake marking of work from a defined marking scheme

Skills and Qualifications Required

Applicants should have familiarity with the subject area and the essential skills required as per the detailed advertisement on the CSEE webpage. then select information for Graduate Laboratory and Teaching Assistants. You should also have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area and be studying for PhD in a relevant area but not in further completion.

Applicants should have adequate English language competence for teaching and assessing a wide range of students who are both native and non-native English speakers and have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of students.

Application Process

To apply, please send an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and covering letter detailing how your relevant skills can be applied to the module requirements.

Applications should be sent to the module supervisor – please refer to the detailed advertisement to find the relevant module supervisor.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 3rd December 2021

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