Technical Assistant

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023


Cranfield University


School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.


Full time starting salary is normally £22,204 per annum

We welcome applications from dedicated individuals who would like to support teaching, research and development activities across a range of disciplines.

About the Role

You will provide core technical support for a range of research facilities including laboratories and workshops and a range of specialist research facilities.  There will be a range of regular tasks to be undertaken that will underpin the safe and efficient running of the research areas.  These tasks will include regular health and safety checks, simple maintenance tasks, moving consumables and equipment, dealing with a range of waste materials and contributing to good housekeeping.  These tasks will be interspersed with other activities that will help organise and promote the development of our facilities or contribute to our research.

About You

You will have experience of working safely in a laboratory or workshop environment, or similar areas with multiple hazards.  You will be well organised and able to create and adjust your own work routines to ensure tasks are completed.  You will be someone who can be relied on to do a good job, with reasonable autonomy, but also able to work alongside and complement a variety of other research and technical staff.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

The School of Water, energy and Environment is focused across the themes of Energy and Sustainability , Environment and Agrifood  and Water . It is leading the University’s response to the green economy agenda in the areas of clean growth, climate adaptation and infrastructure renewal.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here .

Working Arrangements

Please note that this is a site based role and is less suited to remote working or hybrid working.

How to apply                                    

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Mrs Jane Hubble, Head of Technical Services (SWEE), on (T): 01234 750111 or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4338.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   15 January 2023

Interviews to be held: 31 January 2023

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