University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Technician in Dental Materials

United Kingdom

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Technician in Dental Materials Overview of the Role Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge? Do you

have a background in materials testing or processing? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Research Technician to support the delivery of research in the broad area of dental materials science. The successful candidate will be required to assist with the day-to-day running of research activities through providing a relevant skills base to underpin numerous research projects in dental materials and biomaterials science in a mixed-disciplinary setting. You will support academic research projects to completion.

You will work closely with academic staff as well as postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers working in laboratory environments.

You will provide a service that is flexible to meet the changing needs of the academic environment and provide feedback to academic staff about the overall progress of work.

You will promote teamwork and a culture of collegiality and mutual respect; be willing to support colleagues by undertaking tasks outside your normal role where necessary. Experience in training others in scientific techniques or explaining standard laboratory procedures is essential. You will also have an understanding of biological and chemical hazards, safe handling and disposal, with the ability to work safely.

Experience in a research or teaching laboratory environment is essential. You should be highly motivated, organised, and able to communicate and collaborate as part of a team.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx. 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Professor David Wood - [email protected] Head of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Group

    Additional Information Working at Leeds

    We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page.

    Our University

    At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds. Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate. We particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

    Location: Leeds - St James University Hospital

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: School of Dentistry Section: Division of Oral Biology Category: Technical Support Grade: Grade 5 Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Monday 05 February 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 25 February 2024 Reference: MHDEN1247

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    Technician in Dental Materials


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 25, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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