Vacancy: Laboratory Technician in Surveying and Building Physics the University of Leeds

By 23rd August 2022 Jobs

Laboratory Technician in Surveying and Building Physics

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Civil Engineering
Category: Technical Support
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £24,285 to £27,929 p.a.
Working Time: 35 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Thursday 22 September 2022
Reference: EPSCV1093

Are you enthusiastic, well organised and versatile, with a strong student service orientation? Do you possess knowledge in surveying and building physics?  Do you have experience of working in a research or teaching laboratory environment and want to help support our academic staff to deliver an excellent learning experience for our students?

The Surveying and Building Physics laboratories provide teaching and research support to students and researchers in the School of Civil Engineering. As part of the role, you will have the primary responsibility for supervising and supporting the activities in these laboratories. As a laboratory technician, you will work closely with module leaders to plan and organise outdoor laboratory practicals and off-site field courses as per the teaching curriculum. Being in charge of the Building Physics laboratory, you will be responsible for teaching laboratory sessions and assisting researchers in their projects. As the role focuses on surveying, you will be supported in learning about the Building Physics laboratory equipment.  Additional duties will include maintenance and upkeep of equipment and providing assistance to other team members within the School laboratories. In this varied and interesting role, you will work with technicians, students and academic staff across both laboratories.

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic and motivated individual with the ability to work independently and as part of a technical team under the guidance of a lead technician.

What we offer in return

  • 25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year!
  • Pension schemes with a generous contribution from the University.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mr Peter Thompson, Technical Officer

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2471 or email:

How to apply

Apply online, submit an up to date CV and a short supporting statement detailing how you meet the qualifications and skills outlined in the Candidate Brief.