Technician – Psychology
Faculty/Directorate: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Grade: Grade D
Salary: £ 22,847 – £ 27,116
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Closing Date: 17 July 2022
DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a
strong commitment to the public good. It strives to maintain a stimulating and
inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. DMU
is a signatory member of the Technician Commitment, which aims to ensure
visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians
working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.
Faculty / Directorate
The Faculty of Health and Life sciences (HLS) is a large Faculty that offers
education across a number of health and social care courses. Home to four
specialist schools – Allied Health Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Leicester
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, and Leicester School of
Pharmacy – the Faculty educates and develops professionals who make a
significant difference to lives, health, wellbeing, communities and society. Our
teaching reflects the latest developments in the sector and many courses have
professional accreditations, including BSc (Hons) Psychology which is BPS
accredited and aims to equip students with an understanding of theories and
research about mind and behaviour.
We are looking to recruit a Psychology Technician who will work alongside a
small team, consisting of another Psychology Technician and a Senior
Psychology Technician, overseeing the day to day running of the Psychology
You will be required to work alongside other Technicians to support additional
teaching areas within the Faculty when needed. The primary role will be to
provide technical support to staff and students in Psychology subject areas.
This will include the preparation of designated Psychology rooms, suites and
laboratories across 3 buildings for teaching and research. You will be expected
to provide training, practical assistance and advice in the use of specialist
equipment, techniques and software either on a one to one or group basis and
be responsible for the maintenance and bookings of specific rooms, resources
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work as part
of a small team providing a full technical service to Psychology students and
staff, under the direction of the Team Leader and Senior Technician. You may
be required to support the wider technical teams within HLS when required.
You should possess a minimum of a BSc in Psychology or a closely related
discipline. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in psychology research
methods, data analysis and the use of relevant specialist software is essential,
e.g. SPSS, Psychopy, EEG, Eyetracker, Superlab, E-Prime. You will be able to
demonstrate excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate
effectively with all members of the University community.
Proven computer programming ability (PYTHON) and/or familiarity with
simulation management eg Learning Space, VLE eg. Blackboard or Moodle,
software incl. Panopto, MS Teams, will identify you as a stand out applicant.