Laboratory Attendant

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University of Hertfordshire

Post Title:  Laboratory Attendant

SBU/Department:  Life and Medical Sciences Technical


Duration of Contract: 2 years

Salary: UH3 £21,828pa to £22,681pa with potential to progress to £23,700pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience 

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane, Hatfield

The School of Life and Medical Sciences is looking to recruit a Laboratory Attendant to work in our “state of the art”, modern, busy Science Building. Duties are varied and can require some manual handling, but full training will be given to the right person.

Main duties & responsibilities

The main duties include cleaning laboratory glass, plastic ware, and general housekeeping within the laboratories, assisting with goods deliveries and laundering of lab coats along with other similar duties. You will also be expected to assist with stock management of inventory in the School Stores and laboratories within the department, as well as general maintenance of laboratory equipment.

Skills and experience needed

You must have practical experience of general cleaning in a laboratory environment. It will also be desirable if you have experience of working in a goods in/stores, handling hazardous chemicals, and making up solutions within a laboratory. The ability to work as a part of a team as well as being able to work independently and unsupervised is essential to the role, with good IT, numeracy and communication skills. Previous knowledge of Risk and COSHH Assessments would be beneficial.

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications including Maths, English and Science.  We expect the successful applicant to have practical experience of general cleaning duties plus a willingness to learn other skills.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Please contact Jenny Harman, Senior Technical Manager, 07887 708 517 for further information. 

Closing Date: 30 November 2023 

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 055675

Date advert placed: 15 November 2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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