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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£20,092 - £22,847 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

This position has expired.


This is a part-time 0.6FTE /fixed term opportunity for 12 months

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 70 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2021).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The Directorate of School Professional Services (SPS) provides support for three Academic Schools; Registry, Technical Services and Administration teams. The directorates focus is to provide an outstanding service to all our users supporting and enhancing the student experience.

SPS Technical Services (Science) is seeking an energetic, flexible and motivated Technical Assistant (Science) to support the delivery of GCU programmes in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BIO). As a Technical Assistant (Science), you will be a core member of the Technical Team delivering a range of services that support teaching, learning and assessment across a busy multi-disciplinary department.

While working within a well-established team of technicians the role holder will be required to operate within established procedures and deliver support for the day to day operational needs of the department including; Assisting in the preparation of all Under Graduate (UG) practical programmes, assisting in the clearing of all laboratory areas and housekeeping duties such as equipment maintenance and storage. 

Candidates should have a National Certificate in a Biological Sciences/Technical Science subject and possess the ability to demonstrate essential key competencies with the equivalent relevant experience.  Essential requirements for this role include:

  • Relevant experience working in a practical Biology laboratory.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting workloads.
  • Experience of undertaking a range of technical support activities without constant guidance.
  • Manual handling experience.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety policies and procedures within a laboratory environment.
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

For further information, please contact Fiona Biggerstaff, Technical Manager School Professional Services, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.


Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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