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Research Support Technician

School of Physical Sciences

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £28,331 to £32,817 per annum
Grade:  Grade 6
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 27 December 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 19 January 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Wednesday 29 January 2020
Reference:  STM-102-19

Are you an experienced administrator? Do you have a keen interest in supporting research related activities?

As the first point of contact you will play a key role in developing new applications and procedures to support the delivery of world-class teaching and research in highly technical disciplines.

Working as part of the School’s team, you will provide essential support to Staff and Students within the School of Physical Sciences, to set up, install and maintain PCs/server hardware and software.

As Research Support Technician you will:

  • Install, maintain and support equipment in teaching spaces, research laboratories, staff and postgraduate offices
  • Provide technical expertise and IT Solutions to support research activities
  • Develop, maintain and review the SPS website to ensure content is consistent and an efficient marketing tool

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Be educated to HND level or above in a Computing/ IT related subject or equivalent experience
  • Have experience of using spreadsheets and/or databases to manage data and information
  • Be organised and able to work to deadlines while coping with frequent interruptions

The School of Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences (SPS) is situated in a newly refurbished science laboratory on the Canterbury Campus. SPS is part of the Faculty of Sciences within the University. It currently offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Physics, Chemistry, and Forensic Sciences. Currently there are approximately 900 students and 35 full time academic staff within the School along with a number of clerical, administrative and technical support staff. SPS is a dynamic School achieving national and international excellence in both teaching and research. 

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Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: STM-102-19 

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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