Vacancy: Laboratory Technician at Queen Mary University London

By 27th July 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Laboratory Technician


Department: School of Geography

Location: Mile End
Salary: £28,208 – £34,733 per annum (Grade 3)
Contract Type: Full-time
Closing Date: 19 Aug 2022

About the Role

The School of Geography is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician. The role of the technician will be four-fold;

1) to provide technical laboratory support in the broad area of physical geography and environmental science;

2) to support laboratory and field-based teaching;

3) to support field-based activities and maintaining equipment for research and consultancy-based activities;

4) to support consultancy opportunities within the School of Geography Laboratories.

About You

You will have a BSc (or equivalent) in Geography, Earth/Environmental Sciences or related subject, or equivalent experience. You will have relevant experience of working in a technical or research environment, in a Higher Education, or equivalent setting including supporting staff and students (from Undergraduate to PhD) with their research and learning. You will have an understanding of the concepts of Physical Geography and/or Earth and Environmental sciences. Experience of teaching or providing training and/or support in a formal or informal environment would be an advantage.

About the School

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research across human and physical geography, and environmental science. The School is located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. You can find out more about our world-class laboratories here:

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £28,208 to £34,733 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jacqueline Greef at