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Laboratory Technician Specialising in Physics

Deadline for applications: 07 May 2018

Contract: Part-Time / 20 Hours per week 

To provide technical support to teachers and students, ensuring that equipment is functioning and ready to use, and that the correct equipment and materials are available for particular lessons. The Laboratory Technician will contribute to the students’ learning experience by assisting with the preparation of materials and apparatus for practical work, innovating and creating new equipment.

To uphold high standards of laboratory safety, keep stock checks, place orders, take care of deliveries and invoices as well as keep financial records.

Key responsibilities

  • To liaise with teachers to discuss their timetables, equipment requirements and work plans
  • Run trials of new experiments prior to classes
  • Prepare equipment before lessons
  • Manufacture items of equipment not available commercially or specific to certain practical lessons and assessed practicals. The ability to use small hand tools is essential, as is the ability to solder using lead-free solder
  • Ensuring that equipment is properly maintained and cleaned and that chemicals and other materials are appropriately stored
  • Repairs of equipment
  • Managing the stock control of equipment
  • Co-ordinating work in the laboratory to ensure that the most efficient use is made of expensive pieces of equipment
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability
  • Supporting the work of teachers in laboratory sessions
  • Working with individual students and demonstrating techniques and methods for experiments when necessary
  • Conducting technician risk assessments, following strict safety procedures
  • Arranging periodic safety checks
  • Maintaining the technicians’ file on Health and Safety
  • Preparing practical files and safety sheets for students
  • Maintaining a bank of practical past papers
  • Ensuring the smooth running of practical examinations.

What experience do you need?

  • Scientific background
  • Previous experience as a Laboratory Technician (desirable).

Required qualifications and training

  • Suitable Science qualifications (Level 3 or above).

Knowledge and skills

  • Good communicator, organised, practical, clear understanding of laboratory safety.


  • High level of personal integrity
  • Well organised and methodical
  • Well presented & personable
  • Genuine enthusiasm and the ability to work well within a team

Where is the role based?

Bellerbys College Cambridge.

Organisational compliance

The job holder will be expected to operate in accordance with the Study Group Code of Conduct, and all local Bellerbys College policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters..

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please email Marta Wilk with an application form and for further details.

The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and the appointment will be subject to both the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Application deadline is 7th May 2018

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.