VACANCY: Technical Team Leader in Bioscience at MMU

By 27th November 2019 March 27th, 2020 Jobs

Technical Team Leader- Bioscience (2049)

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Location: Manchester All Saints Campus
Faculty / Function: Professional Services
Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: 05 January 2019
Contract Type: Permanent
Contracted Hours per week: 35

A highly skilled and diverse team of professional technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently and delivers an exceptional student experience. Working in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and IT facilities, our technicians play a key role in supporting the achievement of academic aspirations.  We are a forward-looking service, committed to a strong culture of continuous improvement and we are passionate about providing the best customer service to our staff and students.


We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced individual to act as technical team leader for our Scientific Facilities – Bioscience team within the Molecular Sciences Technical group. The team supports Manchester Met students and staff across a range of subject areas within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.  The successful candidate will have specialist Biosciences skills, knowledge and experience and will providing technical advice and training to service users.

This is an exciting time for the university as we are re-shaping the way we deliver scientific equipment support and related system.  This new role would provide an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to influence the direction to deliver a forward looking efficient and high quality service.

You will manage a team of technical staff, taking responsibility for the effective running of the service and scientific facilities pertaining to biosciences; supporting learning, teaching, research and enterprise activities. Acting as a specialist within our facilities, providing technical advice and training to service users. This requires the ability to operate a range of laboratory equipment safely and to a high standard.

The role requires experience of working in bioscience facilities and a proven knowledge of health and safety in relation to biological laboratories, GMO and human tissue.

Ideal candidate

You will have a background in bioscience and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.  You will have excellent communication skills, a hands-on approach, the ability to work in a flexible manner and the knowledge and skills to provide help and support to students and colleagues.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing a diverse technical team and/or scientific facility and be able to demonstrate a wide range of bioscience related skills to support undergraduate and postgraduate activities within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

If you are enthusiastic about bioscience and scientific facilities, flexible and committed to providing a high level of customer service, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Please upload a covering letter and your CV, detailing how you meet the essential criteria specified in the attached Job Description

What we Offer

What we do today and what we’ll do tomorrow are only possible because of our people. Over 4,000 of them. The work they do, the commitment they put in, the progress they make. And that’s why we go out of our way to reward them, thank them and invest in them. Every one of our people will have their own ambitions, requirements and dreams – we make sure that we encourage personal development and support unique career pathways. Inclusive, ambitious, supportive, exciting, rewarding and welcoming; our University is an extraordinary place based on the skills of extraordinary people.