Vacancy: Senior Biological Research Lab Technician at Newcastle University (Closed)

By 27th February 2023 March 20th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Senior Biological Research Lab Technician

Requisition ID:  25003

Location:  Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term

Working Pattern:  Part Time

Salary: £27,131 to £28,726 with progression to £31,411 per annum

Closing Date: 12 March 2023


The Role

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering is seeking an experienced Senior Biological Lab Technician to join a team of technical staff supporting the research activities in the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) research group with the School of Computing, through the provision of technical support within biological research labs and facilities. 

You will support the Biological Research Technical Team Leader in the management of designated research laboratories as appropriate for the role, and to manage the health and safety within the biological labs as part of the school Health and Safety committee. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with technical/research experience and excellent organisational skills. You must have demonstrable experience in biological lab support activities, including equipment and facilities maintenance, Health and Safety monitoring, waste management and gas/cryo systems.

The position is available immediately and is offered on a part-time (18 hours per week), fixed-term basis for 12 months. We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples. 

We appoint on merit and particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently underrepresented in technical Professional Services such as LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and individuals who legally identify as female

For informal enquiries, please contact David Whitaker by email:

For more information about the School of Computing, and ICOS research group, please click here 

For further details about Newcastle University please visit our information page here.

Newcastle University

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.