Vacancy: Lead Technician (Chemistry – Porter Lab) at The University of Leeds (Closed)

By 2nd February 2023 February 20th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Lead Technician (Chemistry – Porter Lab)


Location:  Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, School of Chemistry

Salary:   £35,333 to £42,155 p.a. – Grade 7 

Contract: Full Time Ongoing

Closing Date:  17th February 2023

Reference:  EPSCH1080

Are you an experienced Chemistry Technician with management experience?  Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of one of the leading schools in Chemistry in the country?  Do you want to make a difference to world class research and teaching activities?

We are looking for a professional and proactive Lead Technician to manage a busy teaching laboratory in the School of Chemistry, acting as a first point of contact to ensure a professional technical service is provided. You will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, organisation and operation of the Porter laboratory.

The Lead Technician will provide expert laboratory support for ongoing research and teaching projects and act as a recognised source of expertise, providing relevant experimental support for ongoing research projects.

In this varied and interesting role, you will also work with students, supporting teaching through preparing materials, maintaining equipment, and enhancing the student experience through giving demonstrations, providing specialist support and advice. You will also lead the management and development of our team of Technicians in the Chemistry Stores that provides a vital service across the School and wider Faculty. You will have a degree/HND/C or equivalent in Chemistry, with experience of laboratory management and the ability to demonstrate and teach laboratory techniques to students.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary. 
  • 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: 

Professor Paul Seakins, School of Chemistry

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6568


Dr Sarah Myers, Technical Services Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8191