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Technician School of Biological Sciences (5 year

Dublin Institute of Technology..

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 25/11/2012
  • Nicola Lancaster
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Post: Technician, School of Biological Sciences (5 year fixed term) Ref: HRC/NA/309/12 Applications: Please complete the online application for

 

Post: Technician, School of Biological Sciences (5 year fixed term)
Ref: HRC/NA/309/12


Applications:
Please complete the online application form which can be found by clicking "click here to apply" below. You will receive an acknowledgement by email immediately after submitting the form. Interested applicants must fully complete the online application form as incomplete forms will not be accepted. You may attach a CV to accompany your application form, but it is not sufficient to state "See CV" on the form.

Latest day for receipt of applications in our online recruitment system is
28th November 2012
Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information on the Dublin Institute of Technology, please visit
our website at: http://www.dit.ie

Please note, should you have any queries in relation to the submission of your application, support is available at telephone 01 402 3447, Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00.

You are also advised that you can only submit one application per competition. Should you have any issues with your submission, please contact us.

Nature of the Post:
This is a 5 year fixed term contract. It will run from the date of employment to the end of the fixed term. This is a wholetime pensionable appointment, subject to satisfactory service during the probationary period.

The provisions of the Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992 and 1994 and the Institutes of Technology Act, 1992 & 2006 and any subsequent Acts replacing or amending this Act and any orders and/or regulations made under this Act will apply.


The Role:
The School of Biological Sciences is a highly dynamic School in the Dublin Institute of Technology and provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in a number of areas including Biomedical Science and Clinical Laboratory Science, with dual accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications for Medical Scientists by two Professional Bodies, the Academy of Medical Laboratory Sciences (AMLS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science, UK (IBMS). In addition, the School, in association with Trinity College Dublin, is the only centre in the Republic of Ireland educating graduates in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and also provides undergraduate education in Biosciences and Biomolecular Science. The School is also a partner in the delivery of an Erasmus Mundus postgraduate Programme in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. A number of the Programmes delivered by the School lead to Professionally Accredited Awards.

The School of Biological Sciences seeks to employ a Technician with expertise in General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology. The School seeks a highly motivated and adaptable candidate with experience in technical work at third level to support the delivery of practical laboratory classes in General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology for the programmes delivered by the School.


The following indicate some of the principal duties and responsibilities that may be assigned:

• Organising, preparing and setting up for practical classes, demonstrations, assessments, practical examinations, project and research work in the laboratory and other areas.
• To be present, as required, at each laboratory or workshop class, including night classes, if necessary for the entire duration of the class, to provide technical assistance as required.
• Organising, assisting and advising lectures and students on the safe operation and use of equipment and materials.
• Repairing, maintaining, securing and storing of laboratory/computer equipment, and consumable materials.
• Establish and maintaining stock control of equipment and consumable materials.
• Consulting with suppliers of equipment and consumable materials, obtaining technical specifications, quotations and ordering new equipment and consumable materials.
• Taking delivery of equipment and consumable materials and commission new equipment.
• Preparing and updating technical instruction manuals as required.
• Assisting the Head and/or Assistant Head of School with budget control and estimates for annual running and development costs of the laboratory.
• Arranging for safe disposal of used materials e.g. biological, chemical and materials containing toxic, hazardous and volatile materials.
• Responsible for the ‘Day-to-Day’ running of their area.
• To provide support for delivery and receipt of goods.
• Where necessary, to assist in the supervision and training of graduate and post-graduate students in laboratory techniques.
• Monitoring, testing and recording of condition of safety equipment and class materials to comply with Health and Safety Regulation and other Regulations specific to work area i.e. RPII, EPA and Material Safety Data Sheets.
• Carry out of safety audits in all areas of operation in co-operation with other grades of staff.
• To ensure that laboratories, materials and equipment are kept clean, tidy and in good working order.
• Assist in the organizing and scheduling of work of laboratory aides.
• To attend School or other meetings as required from time to time.
• To participate in all committees/groups of which s/he is a member or to which s/he is assigned
• To undertake such other duties as the Director, Head of School/Department, Senior Technical Officer or other authorised officer may assign from time to time.


Requirements/Qualifications:

Essential:
• Ordinary Degr.....

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