Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £23,334.00 - £27,831.00 gross per year
  • Paisley


School of Health & Life Sciences

Paisley Campus

Research Technician (Parasitology & Microbiology)


£23,334 - £27,831 per annum

Full-Time: 35 hours per week

Fixed Term: 23 months

The University of the West of Scotland is an ambitious, growing university at an exciting stage in our development. We have renewed our academic and international focus and are growing our research and knowledge exchange.

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Technician in the School of Health & Life Sciences, a multidisciplinary School, with a diverse range of biomedical and health-related research at the heart of the School’s activities.

Applications are invited from candidates educated to HND level or with equivalent experience in a similar role in a biomedical research setting, ideally with demonstrable experience supporting cell microbiology/parasitology laboratories. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a range of operational tasks requiring specialist skills and knowledge, in support of research and enterprise activity in the School. The role requires specialist skills in the application of various microbiological, cell/tissue culture and molecular/ cellular techniques to relevant tissues, fluids, primary cultures and cell lines in the field of Parasitology. Responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring facilities and providing training in relevant techniques. The post holder will have responsibilities for the safe disposal of potentially hazardous materials and will be expected to provide a research support service to researchers (academics and research students).

The successful candidate will be based at our Paisley Campus with some flexibility to undertake scheduled activities at our other campus locations.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at our website. Please click Apply Now to be redirected.

Closing date:          Friday 26th July 2019

Interview date:        Friday 9th August 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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