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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£22,214 - £24,248 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Only
35 hours per week

Job Summary

Robert Gordon University (RGU) – Aberdeen’s university of choice for thousands of staff and students - has a well-established reputation as an innovative and modern workplace, with multiple awards and recognition of our courses and Schools.

Our Laboratory Assistants aid with the preparation of materials required for the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences teaching and research laboratories. As such you will need to have an interest in working with students and researchers within the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, as well as knowledge of laboratory equipment/materials and experience of working in a similar environment.

You will benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory days) an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits. 

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To apply please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role against the requirements set out in the person specification.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Technical Resource Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE POST: Aid with the preparation of materials required for the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences teaching and research laboratories.


Aid with the preparation and clearing away of glassware, apparatus, materials and biological waste required for skills and food handling laboratories.

Maintain designated areas to ensure that they are both clean and tidy prior to and after use.

Clean and sterilise designated glassware.

Load and unload washing machine and dishwashers

Ensure that stock cupboards in the designated laboratories are replenished (including the food pantry) are kept tidy and all items are appropriately labelled.

Photocopy materials required for coursework sessions.

Assist in ensuring safe working practices at all times within laboratories.

Any other relevant duties, which may be delegated by the Dean of School or Technical Resource Manager.


Person Specification



Knowledge of effective cleaning and organisation.


Experience of working in a similar role.




Knowledge of Laboratory equipment/materials

Knowledge of health and safety procedures.


Experience in working in higher education.

Experience in working with hazardous materials



Behaviour 1: Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery - Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

Behaviour 3: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 4: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner

Behaviour 5: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey straightforward information in a clear and accurate manner


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