Job details


College of Science and Engineering

Responsible to

Human Sciences Technical Team Leader


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£28,120 to £30,914 per annum

Closing date

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

We are looking for a Senior Technician to lead the Biomedical Science Technical Team in providing technical support for teaching, research and outreach. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated technical services team in the College of Science and Engineering.

As a Senior Technician, you will ensure the technical resources are deployed and developed to support the co-ordination, preparation and running of specialist classes for students studying Biomedical Science and Human Biology. Working closely with academic and technical teams you will be required to support a range of activities including undergraduate projects, teaching, research and outreach activities whilst promoting good practice and ensuring safety compliance.

This post will provide good opportunities to contribute to the strategic direction and evolving changes within the School of Human Sciences.

Interview Date: Tuesday 06 September.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Direct supervision of technicians in Biomedical Science to ensure prioritizing and allocation of technical support work for research, taught provision, academic enterprise and outreach activities within Biomedical Science provision which is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical science (IBMS).
  2. Assist the Technical Team Leader in planning, development, management and maintenance of high-quality technical support in Biomedical Science.
  3. Act as the key point of contact between technicians in the area and the academic and research staff, referring issues to the Technical Team Leader.
  4. Principal responsibility for raising Purchase Order Requests and monitoring delivery and invoicing of goods in the area.
  5. Assist the Technical Team Leader in monitoring of budgets in the area.
  6. Deputise for the Technical Team Leader in Human Sciences as appropriate.
  7. Ensure compliance on all matters relating to health and safety including those relating to any person working, studying or visiting the areas managed.
  8. Demonstrate in student practicals and provide technical support for Under-/Post-graduate students’ Independent research projects within Biomedical Science related areas as required by the Technical Team Leader.
  9. Maintenance and upkeep of equipment and laboratories in Biomedical Science areas such as molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, immunology, haematology, histopathology, oncology.
  10. Ensure that equipment inventories are regularly updated.
  11. Participate in Discipline and School, groups and committees.
  12. Engage in external professional networks and keeping up to date with knowledge and developments in the sector relevant to service planning and delivery.
  13. Undertake any other duties as required in agreement with the Technical Team Leader.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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