Technician – Microbiology, Brewing and Biotechnology Job at University of Nottingham in Nottingham

Job Description

Applications are invited for the above post based within the School of Biosciences at the Sutton Bonington Campus.

The purpose of this role is to provide specialist technical support to the Microbiology, Brewing and Biotechnology (MBB) laboratories within the School, in particular assisting with the planning and delivery of Masters level or Apprenticeship brewing courses.

The role-holder will assist with the day to day running of laboratories within the Brewing and Bioenergy Building providing technical supervision and training in relevant culture methods for yeast propagation and characterisation and associated microbiological and molecular techniques.

Duties will include;

Assisting with the day to day technical running of the (MBB) laboratories, conducting regular routine maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair of equipment/ apparatus personally or through others in own area of responsibility and ensuring the adequate stocks of laboratory supplies.

Developing, planning and assisting with delivery of practical classes for Masters level or Apprenticeship brewing courses that demonstrate the key scientific principles underlying aspects of the malting and brewing processes and the measurement of related quality parameters.

Maintaining the secure operation of the ICBS yeast culture collection.

Monitoring Health and Safety in the performance of all duties by assessing the risks of any planned activities

Contributing to the general running of facilities and building maintenance in liaison with the local technical team leader.

Experience of malting and brewing processes and assessing associated quality parameters and experience working in an ACDP 2 laboratory environment are essential to this role.

Experience of running fermentation equipment, working in a microbiology laboratory environment and of culture methods for yeast propagation would be desirable.

Candidates must have a sound understanding of Health and Safety, GM and ACDP regulations.

Full details can be found in the job description.

Candidates must have a minimum HNC OR equivalent, plus considerable work experience in a relevant role OR proven track record with substantial work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role.

This is a permanent, full-time (36.25 hours per week) post, however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sue Woodward, tel: 0115 951 6308 or email [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2, therefore we can only accept applications from candidates who already have the right to work in UK.

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