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Nanomaterial Biosensor Project Technician

Company: University of the West of England    Location: Bristol
The Faculty of Environment and Technology is seeking a Nanomaterial Biosensor Project Technician for a full time, 12 month, fixed term role.

You will provide technical support to the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology team members for development of new sensors for an externally funded project including performing a range of laboratory experiments and recording and presenting results.

This role requires skills and experience in one or more of the following subject areas Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering.

You must have experience of both developing immunological/diagnostic assays and modifying methods and materials to suit requirements.

You must be able to communicate specific technical techniques clearly to various audiences and manage your own time well in a busy technical environment. You should have an enthusiastic, proactive and innovative approach to the learning environment and you should be IT literate with experience of extracting, manipulating data to produce reports.

You must be aware of the Health and Safety requirements associated with supporting users in a laboratory environment.

A degree, technical qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline will be required.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 Days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Janice Kiely on 01173282606 or email:

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. Its not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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