Job title: Technical Manager – Microbiology
Company: University of Reading
Expected salary: £30942 – 35845 per year
Location: United Kingdom
Job description:
Technical Services at the University of Reading offers a great career opportunity for a skilled Microbiologist with line management experience to join our team as we continue to progress improvements to our centralised support service and relocate a range of services to the new Health and Life Sciences building on our attractive, award winning Whiteknights campus in Reading.

Technical Services at the University of Reading seeks an experienced, proactive manager with significant theoretical and practical knowledge in Microbiology to lead and manage teaching and research services.
You will be accountable for the effective delivery of technical support across: UG practical classes, project students, in-direct research duties and laboratory coordinator support in the Microbiology Division. To successfully deliver these services, you will lead and manage a team of 5 and will work to integrate a sub-team of 2 microbiologists, improving our flexibility and resilience.
You will be accountable for the planning and directing of resources, training and staff development within the Microbiology division. Working the Associate Director, you will set team objectives that support our goals and strategic priorities. As part of the management team, you will help develop our systems and procedures ensuring they remain cost efficient and effective for our service users.
A key objective of this role will be to plan and monitor the new weekly and monthly technical duties for research groups within the new Health & Life Sciences building.

Your application must demonstrate, in detail, how you meet the following 6 essential criteria:
  • A skill level equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or a degree in a Microbiology related subject.
  • Significant practical and theoretical knowledge of techniques associated with the delivery of practical classes in Microbiology.
  • The ability to monitor and maintain excellent service provision with aptitude to identify and fill gaps and shortfalls in a timely fashion.
  • Proven experience of developing, planning and progressing work activities relevant to the role e.g. timetabling and practical class scheduling.
  • Extensive knowledge to identify gaps in health and safety and quality compliance and implement solutions in a microbiology based environment.
  • The ability to for formulate development plans for own staff to meet current and future skill needs.
Interview date 23rd August 2021

Contact role:

Associate Director

Contact name:

James Magee

Contact phone:

0118 378 8729

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the .

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.
Job date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 06:48:55 GMT


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