Technician Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

July 2, 2024
£32.3 - £36.0 / year

Job Description




Job Purpose

To oversee technical components of the research on behalf of the Principal Investigator [PI], including offering specific technical expertise in the immunology of alopecia and being in charge of creating and operating technical resources to achieve research objectives. In addition, the postholder will perform a variety of technical support operations in accordance with the laboratory plan.

This position is at the School of Infection and Immunity, reporting to Professor Simon Milling (Principal Investigator).

Main duties and responsibilities

1. Undertake expert technical projects in flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and other scientific procedures as agreed upon with the principal investigator.

2. Provide expert technical guidance to the research team, which includes researchers, teachers, and technicians, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate/PhD students. Where necessary, assist with the supervision of students in the research group.

3. Progress technical components of research objectives in accordance with the PI’s defined timescales.

4. Generate ideas independently and put agreed-upon experimental strategy concepts into action.

5. Plan and develop experiments, systems, protocols, equipment, and other technical resources to assist the achievement of research goals.

6. Stay current on changes in key research and technical fields, as well as within the larger discipline, to ensure that contributions to research goals are maximised.

7. Manage the technical parts of the research project, including, when applicable, the laboratory, technical resources, and technical staff, as agreed with the principal investigator. Ensure that operational delivery of technical resources is optimised, and strive to continuously improve the technical service.

8. Troubleshoot difficult technical problems, including concerns with technical resource design and operation, as well as data generation.

9. Conduct complicated data analysis, identifying trends, difficulties, or anomalies, and deliver findings effectively to the study group and/or wider audiences through presentations or relevant research publications.

10. Where applicable, take day-to-day control of the research budget, developing spending plans, monitoring outgoings and targets, and delivering summary reports to the PI as needed.

11. Be in charge of the day-to-day management and compliance with applicable Health and Safety and/or other specialist legal requirements. Maintain all essential records in compliance with established regulations, stay current on advancements or legal changes pertinent to the work of the research group, and advise and train group members as needed. Any potential difficulties should be reported to the PI and/or the relevant internal or external entities as soon as possible.

12. Collaborate with others, including within the College and, where appropriate, with external contacts, to improve the delivery of research objectives and support the University’s broader strategic goals.

Please keep in mind that this job description is not exhaustive, and you may be needed to do additional relevant responsibilities in accordance with the grade level of the position. Activities may change over time as the role evolves and priorities and requirements shift.

Please keep in mind that as part of your application, you must address and illustrate how you fit each of the essential/desirable requirements in detail. If you do not address each criterion in this format, you will not be considered for an interview.

Knowledge, Qualifications, and Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9 (Ordinary Degree, SVQ level 4), or equivalent in a relevant field of biological science.

A2 Extensive technical knowledge and skill in the concepts of working with human tissues, including imaging and other immunological techniques.

A3 Current understanding of important legislative requirements pertaining to the role, including but not limited to health and safety.


B1 A degree or equivalent in a related subject is desirable, as is experience with personal development in a similar job.

B2 Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages.



C1 Demonstrate professional technical skills in working with tissues and performing immunohistochemistry analyses to identify immunopathological processes.

C2 Demonstrates significant IT skills, including proficiency with applicable specialist or bespoke software products.

C3 Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including a high level of precision and attention to detail when working with complex data.

C4 Demonstrates interpersonal and communication abilities, including the capacity to understand, conceptualise, and interpret technical requirements of a research group, as well as adjust one’s own style to match the demands of others.

C5 Demonstrates excellent teamwork skills as well as supervisory or line management abilities as applicable to the role.

C6 Ability to organise and prioritise a wide range of technical tasks in order to fulfil competing demands.

C7 Demonstrates appropriate job experience in a similar research context, including past results and professional progress.

C8 Experience understanding and comprehending complicated technical requirements of service users and applying effective methods to meet their needs.

C9 Demonstrated ability to work independently to progress and deliver research objectives within specified time frames.


D1 Microscopy skills include immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence imaging.

D2 The ability to learn new procedures from literature and confer with other researchers.

D3 Capability to train students and new personnel on widely used laboratory techniques.

D4 Use of customised and specialised software programmes (for example, statistical analysis tools such as Prism).



E1 Significant relevant work experience in a similar context, with evidence of previous professional advancement.

E2 Experience recognising and comprehending service users’ technical requirements and applying relevant methods to meet their demands.

E3 Experience managing and organising one’s own workload to match the needs of service customers.


F1 Experience working with human blood.

F2 Experience running assays to determine immune cell activity.

F3 Previous experience with flow cytometry for cellular analysis.

F4 Experience working with external industry donors and managing professional external contacts.

Terms and Conditions.

The annual salary for Grade 6 will be £32,332 – £36,024.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week) and fixed-term for up to one year.

As a member of Team UofG, you will be part of a globally changing, inclusive community that values ambition, excellence, integrity, and curiosity.

The University of Glasgow is responsible for ensuring that all personnel are eligible to reside and work in the UK. If you need a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you must first complete the visa route’s eligibility conditions before being awarded a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please keep in mind that if tradeable points are allowed under the Skilled Worker visa criteria, this post may be eligible for sponsorship. For further information, go to

As a respected part of our team, you should expect:

1 A friendly and engaging organisational culture in which your skills are fostered and cultivated, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An good employment package with generous terms and conditions, including 41 days of leave for full-time employees, a pension (pension handbook:, benefits, and discount packages.

3. A flexible approach to employment.

4 A commitment to your health and well-being, including a complimentary 6-month UofG Sport membership for all incoming University personnel (

We think that we can only attain our greatest potential by combining the talents of everyone. Our ideals prioritise equality, diversity, and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from all members of our communities, particularly those from the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, as well as those with other protected characteristics who are underrepresented at the University. Read more about how the University encourages and integrates all aspects of equality and diversity into our community at

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