Faculty of Science & Engineering
We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.
About the Role:
You'll join the School of Life Sciences working with a team of experienced technicians supporting the teaching and research activities of the School of Life Sciences. We're a forward-looking and enthusiastic School with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching. We offer a wide portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Crime and Investigative Studies, Zoology, Animal Behaviour and Marine Biology.
We are seeking a highly motivated laboratory technician with experience in Forensic and Investigative Science to support the academic staff in the delivery of laboratory practicals. You will assist with laboratory set up and set down in a very busy academic teaching school in the forensic science and crime and investigative studies disciplines within the School. Experience and familiarity with handling chemicals and/or biological material would be advantageous. You'll also have the opportunity to contribute to our research culture, working with colleagues in one or more of our research groups, subject to your workload.
With a degree in life science or aligned subject or part qualified in a relevant professional qualification at degree level or demonstrable appropriate level of experience and evidence of CPD relevant to the role, you will be familiar with laboratory practices and have knowledge of relevant health and safety issues. You will be well organised, accurate and reliable, with good IT skills.
Informal enquiries can be made to Kevin Bright, Senior Technical Officer at [email protected]
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
In accordance with the UK Government's immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.
Senior Forensic Science Technician
Anglia Ruskin University
November 15, 2023
December 06, 2023
About the employer
Anglia Ruskin University is amongst the most prestigious universities located in East Anglia, United Kingdom. The origins of the university can be traced back to the year 1858 when John Ruskin founded the Cambridge School of Art. With time, the Essex Institute of Higher Education merged with Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology to form Anglia Polytechnic. In 1992, it was named as Anglia Polytechnic University, and in 2005, it was renamed as Anglia Ruskin University. Keeping in mind the overall development of the university, over a period of time, it invested more than £115 million on its campuses.
Based in East Anglia, the university has four campuses and partner institutes in the country as well as in international locations. University's four campuses are located in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough, and London. Its flagship Cambridge campus is home to high-tech clinical skills labs, which also include mock hospital areas. Initially based in the city center, the Chelmsford campus moved to a new location in the year 1992. One of the main highlights of this riverside campus is the School of Medicine, which was set up in 2018 and is the foremost such school in Essex. The Chelmsford campus also boasts of its Queen's building, which was opened by none other than the Queen herself.
The Guild House Peterborough campus, which was established in the year 2011, specializes in social and healthcare courses and is dedicated to training professionals of the corresponding field. Located in proximity to the city center, this campus has a strength of nearly 1200 students. The London campus was founded in 2015 and offers different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In order to mark its presence in the UK and globally, the university partnered with a number of different institutions in the country, as well as across the world. Within the UK, it joined hands with University Centre West Anglia and University Centre Peterborough, while overseas, it entered into partnerships with colleges of different countries like India, Malaysia, Mauritius.
The university offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in different fields, keeping in mind the diverse requirements. There are postgraduate research courses available at the university as well, during which students can access modern facilities and gain hands-on experience. In addition, the university offers different part-time and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which are particularly for working professionals. With the distance learning facility, students can gain access to study resources and online workshops.
The university has more than 1,00,000 alumni present in 165 nations, who are working in different spheres. Some of the notable alumni are Chris Beckett (academic and author), Angela Hartnett (entrepreneur), Ian Miller (English footballer), Tony Palladino (English cricketer), and Barbara Yung (Hong Kong actress).