Technical Officer - Biological Sciences at MMU


Manchester All Saints Campus

Faculty / Function:

Academic Services


Grade 6 (£29,605 to £32,982)

Closing Date:

18 September 2023

Contract Type:


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Technical Officer – Biological Sciences

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the technical team within Manchester Metropolitan University as a technical officer.

This post offers the opportunity to be part of our vibrant technical community, developing its education and research services to meet the needs of a university of the future.  Our diverse team of technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently and delivers the levels of student experience both our undergraduates and postgraduates deserve and expect of us. Working in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and digital facilities, our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding, and advising across our university from sciences, art, engineering, design, and technology, through to sports, nursing and teacher training.

We are a forward-looking service, committed to a strong culture of continuous improvement and we are passionate about providing the best customer service to our staff and students.

The role  

You will be an active member of the technical services team, applying knowledge and skills in our Biological Sciences team. Focusing on supporting excellence in education and research provision. Working flexibly and collaboratively across professional services and the academy to providing specialist knowledge and skills to a variety of laboratories and workshops. 

You will be expected to have specialist working knowledge of applications and techniques relating to Biological Sciences. You will be capable of providing specialist technical advice, training, and instruction as part of the teaching team. You will also take responsibility for the operation and maintenance of complex equipment and assisting the technical manager in ensuring safety standards are met and adhered to.  

About you 

You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team and capable of delivering induction sessions to laboratory and workshop users.

You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative.

You will be expected to learn how to safely operate and demonstrate a wide variety of laboratory or workshop equipment. 

You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to service excellence.

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, being flexible and committed to providing a high level of customer service, we would love to hear from you. 

How to apply

Please upload a covering letter and your CV, detailing how you meet the essential criteria specified in the attached Job Description.

Interviews for this position to be held on: 19th October 2023

If you would like more information about this post please contact, Kathy Lees, Technical Manager,

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.