Research Support Technician at University of Leeds


Leeds - Main Campus


Faculty of Environment


School of Food Science & Nutrition


Technical Support


Grade 5


£25,742 to £29,605 per annum

Working Time: 

35 hours

Post Type: 

Full Time

Contract Type: 

Fixed Term (12 months to provide maternity cover)

Release Date: 

Thursday 13 June 2024

Closing Date: 

Thursday 27 June 2024




Candidate Brief  

Are you enthusiastic, well organised and versatile, with a strong student service orientation? Do you have experience in working in a laboratory environment and want to use your skills and experience to support our busy research laboratories and help support our academic staff and deliver an excellent learning experience for our students? 

We are looking for a Research Support Technician to support the School’s expanding research portfolio and wide array of research laboratories in the School. You will be responsible for maintaining equipment, organising servicing as required, carrying out user inductions and training and, where necessary, supervising. You will produce standard operating procedures (SOPs), risk assessments, COSHH forms and other documentation required by research projects aims. You will ensure that equipment is used safely and efficiently and will be responsible maintaining stocks of chemicals and consumables in laboratories.

In addition, you will also provide support, expertise to student research projects at all levels including sample collection, preparation, and analysis using a variety of techniques both wet chemical and instrumental

You will have experience of working within a laboratory environment, alongside a BSc or BTEC Higher or equivalent in a relevant subject. You will also have good organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

This role will be based on campus 5 days per week.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Miles Ratcliffe, Technical Manager