Teaching Laboratory Technician (2 year fixed term) Job at University of St Andrews – St. Andrews


School of Biology at the University of St Andrews is one of the leading

departments of Biology in the UK. To fully

embrace our biodiversity, the School’s research and teaching degree programmes

cover all aspects of Biology, including Biomolecular Sciences, Cell and Systems

Biology, Evolution and Animal Behaviour and Marine Biology. The School has a five-level teaching

programme, with lecture class sizes in level one and level two of 270 students,

and final year class sizes ranging between 20 and 6 students. Practical classes are an important part of our



School of Psychology & Neuroscience comprises in the region of 40 academic

staff (both ‘research and teaching’ and ‘education-focused’ staff),

approximately 30 administrative, technical and research staff, and more than 60

research post-graduate students. We have

been ranked the top Psychology & Neuroscience department for both teaching

and research in Scotland and amongst the best in the UK. In the most recent guides The School of

Psychology & Neuroscience was ranked first in Scotland by the Guardian

University Guide 2021 and top for Neuroscience in the Complete University Guide

2021. Research within the School of

Psychology & Neuroscience is organised around 4 core groupings: Perception

Cognition & Action, Cellular & Developmental Neuroscience, Origins of

Mind, and Social & Group Processes.


Schools are friendly, and students are communicative and highly supportive of

the Schools and their staff. We are

committed to providing our students with a high-quality education and one that

rivals the best in the UK and in the world. We value the strong relationship between

excellence in research and in teaching and place a high value on innovative

approaches to teaching. The Schools have

strong links with Advance HE.


Schools are now seeking to recruit a full time, Teaching Laboratory Technician

on a 2 year fixed term contract to support the undergraduate student teaching

laboratories across both Schools. You will work with senior technical staff to

provide the wide range of services required for the smooth running of various

teaching labs.


should have good Highers in science subjects, a “can do” attitude and be

comfortable and able to work collaboratively as part of a team. You should also be able to undertake

manual handling of equipment and will be expected to take a manual handling

course as part of this role.

Further information and informal enquiries may

be directed to Chris Simmons-Riach, email: [email protected] (School of

Biology) or Gayle Doherty, [email protected]

(School of Psychology & Neuroscience).


can find out further information about teaching in the School of Psychology and

Neuroscience at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/psychology-neuroscience/prospective/ug/

and Biology at http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/undergraduate/


are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, and Minority

Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are

under-represented in technical posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the

heart of the St Andrews experience. We

strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our

commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race

Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME,

LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff

with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents &

Carers Network. Full details available

online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/ .

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to

enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found

at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/ .

Closing Date: 26

October 2021

Please quote ref: TG1226NB

Further Particulars: TG1226NB FPs.doc

Psychology & Neuroscience (0.7 FTE) & Biology (0.3 FTE)

Salary: £17,908 – £19,623 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Fixed Term: 2 years

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